Exclusive Interview: THE LOTTERY creator Timothy J. Sexton on fertile storytelling

THE LOTTERY poster - Season 1 | ©2014 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new series THE LOTTERY, Sundays at 10 PM, human women have become infertile – the youngest children on Earth are six years old. However, a medical breakthrough has allowed a small number of embryos to be fertilized. The U.S. President, played by Martin Donovan, decides to hold a lottery to determine which women will be allowed to carry the potential new generation. LOTTERY creator/executive producer Timothy J. Sexton has, in broad terms, dealt with the prospect of human extinction before. He was one of the screenwriters (including the film’s director Alfonso Cuaron) for 2006’s CHILDREN OF MEN, based […]Read On »

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THE LOTTERY star Michael Graziadei talks his new Lifetime series – Exclusive

Michael Graziadei stars as Kyle Walker in THE LOTTERY | © 2014 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new series THE LOTTERY, created by CHILDREN OF MEN screenwriter Tim Sexton, women around the globe have become infertile. The last human infants were born six years ago. There are now a hundred embryos that are possibly viable; the U.S. President has declared a lottery to determine who will get to carry the children. Meanwhile, Michael Graziadei’s character Kyle Walker is the father of Elvis (Jesse Filkow), one of the world’s few six-year-old children. The government wants Elvis, but Kyle is determined to keep his son, even if it means being on the run. Graziadei, who went to […]Read On »

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TCA News: The status of AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 2

Dylan McDermott and Rubber Man in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Smoldering Children" | ©2011 FX/Lewis Jacobs

When AMERICAN HORROR STORY ended Season 1, the big twist wasn’t what happened to the characters, it’s what happened to the show. Executive producer and co-creator Ryan Murphy essentially pulled the wool over the viewers eyes and created a TV series that would reboot every year with a new story,  new characters and a new cast. At today’s TCA press tour for the FX Network, John Landgraf, President & General Manager, says that he’s excited by what Murphy is conjuring up for the completely different Season 2. “He really loves to create a new world,” says Landgraf. “You even saw […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 finale – “Afterbirth”

Jessica Lange in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Afterbirth" | ©2011 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Kate Mara, Lily Rabe, Alexandra Breckinridge, Christine Estabrook, Michael Graziadei, Charles S. Dutton Writer: Jessica Sharzer, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Bradley Buecker Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: December 21, 2011 With “Afterbirth,” AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s first-season conclusion, we’re surprised that a number of characters have quasi-happy endings – that would be unendings, in several cases, as most of them are ghosts – while we’re left unsure of just how seriously to take all those promises of the apocalypse. In […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Smoldering Children”

Dylan McDermott and Rubber Man in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Smoldering Children" | ©2011 FX/Lewis Jacobs

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, Michael Graziadei, Charles Dutton Writer: James Wong, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Michael Lehmann Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: December 7, 2011 SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen the episode, don’t read this synopsis. With all the other crazy stuff going on in AMERICAN HORROR STORY, perhaps we can be forgiven for not having realized until now the “Duh!” revelation within “Smoldering Children,” which explains why Violet (Taissa Farmiga) and Tate (Evan Peters) have been able to finally […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Spooky Little Girl”

Matt Ross in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Spooky Little Girl" | ©2011 FX/Michael Becker

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Kate Mara, Alexandra Breckinridge, Morris Chestnut, Mena Suvari, Sarah Paulson, Matt Ross, Michael Graziadei Writer: Jennifer Salt, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: John Scott Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: November 30, 2011 Should we not have realized before, the AMERICAN HORROR STORY episode “Spooky Little Girl” reminds us that even ghosts can be self-defeating and work against their own best interests. Tate (Evan Peters), as we learn, has not only committed a violation by raping Vivien (Connie Britton) […]Read On »

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