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Where Are They Now: The Young and The Restless Alum Michael Graziadei

By February 12, 2014

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The Young and the Restless alum Michael Graziadei (ex-Daniel Romalatti) had good news today when it was announced that his Lifetime series The Lottery had been picked up for 10 episodes.

"The Lottery is one of the most provocative and original concepts we've ever seen," Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime, said.  "Tim Sexton's unique, dystopian thriller represents an exciting new direction for Lifetime and continues cable's position on the leading edge of bold, high-quality scripted drama."

Set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children, The Lottery reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction.  Remarkably, 100 embryos are successfully fertilized and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.  As conflict, control and mystery over this global crisis unfolds, the government's interests and power begin to dominate, igniting a highly controversial debate over our fundamental and personal freedom to raise a family.

The Lottery stars Marley Shelton as Dr. Alison Lennon, the brilliant fertility specialist whose scientific breakthrough may have life-and-death consequences; Graziadei as Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and single father of one of the last children born in the country; David Alpay as James, Alison's colleague and lab assistant; and Martin Donovan as Darius Hayes, a calculating government official willing to use any strategy to achieve what he believes is the greater good.

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