Capping off ABC's line-up of all new programming on Tuesday nights is Lucky 7, an hour-long drama series based on a British show called The Syndicate, about a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, NY who hit the lotto after years of pooling their money and never thinking they'd actually win. The above clip shows us that winning moment as the various employees watch the numbers called out and realize that their luck has finally turned around.
Money isn't everything, but it sure does help, especially for people earning minimum wage at a local gas station, I'd expect. Given their screaming reactions to winning the lotto, it's clear their lives will be drastically altered by this windfall, but for better or worse? The series' description teases budding romances that will develop and secrets that come to the surface in the aftermath of their win.
Here's a bit of information about the cast of characters and their varying life situations:
Matt Korzak (Matt Long) could get his very pregnant girlfriend, Mary Lavecchia (Christine Evangelista), and their other child out of his mother's house with some desperately needed cash. Matt's brother, Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush), an ex-con, could pay off a dangerous debt and pursue the huge crush he has on co-worker Samira Lashari (Summer Bishil). Samira, a second-generation Pakistani immigrant and a talented musician, could finally afford to go to her dream school, Juilliard. Denise Dibinksy (Lorraine Bruce), the tender-hearted Gold Star cashier, is struggling to lose weight and regain her former glory, but the winnings could provide an opportunity for her to rebuild her crumbling marriage.
Leanne Maxwell (Anastasia Phillips), a young single mother, will try to keep her past hidden despite the spotlight the lottery win puts on her. Bob Harris (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), the store's manager and quite possibly the nicest man in the world, wants to buy the Gold Star and make it into the perfect workplace he always imagined. And cheerful and charming Antonio Clemente (Luis Antonio Ramos) will discover ways to capitalize on the group's win in order to give his wife, Bianca (Alex Castillo), and their three kids a whole new life.
Money changes things, that's for sure. As exciting as it is to think about how this lotto win might improve these characters' lives, it seems just as likely that the money will also bring new challenges to deal with. And that's where the drama comes in. Which of these characters will be able to hold onto the money and which will end up back where they started or worse?
Here's the preview that debuted back in May:
Lucky 7 premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.