The Warner Horizon-produced The Lottery is set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children, threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.
As other reviewers have said, this was a promising start. It has a lot of tension and drama, without sacrificing too much in terms of realism or believability. It wasn't until episode 3 that the science hit teh stupid. I'm impressed.
The characters haven't developed totally yet, but there are some interesting situations where there can be some real depth. The political focus on power and control at any cost is quite disturbing and can apply to many of today's issues, so there is plenty of room for social protest and possible solutions. Time will tell!
Can't really figure out why it got cancelled. It was a very relevant show to our near future. To see political side as well as scientific aspect of population control among so many other issues that will rise up from such a topic. The show could have had a real future but barely had time to develop on the characters let alone on the topic.
I'm not really surprised the show wasn't renewed. It was OKeish as a summer TV series, but had little going for it. Never cared about what happened. And it's a shame because the plot was a good idea, but they didn't manage to execute it well enought to make me feel invested.