City on a Hill (TV series)

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City on a Hill
Created byChuck MacLean
Based onAn original idea by Ben Affleck and Chuck MacLean
StarringKevin Bacon
Aldis Hodge
Kevin Chapman
Amanda Clayton
Rory Culkin
Jill Hennessy
Cathy Moriarty
Kevin Dunn
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Chuck MacLean
Tom Fontana
Ben Affleck
Matt Damon
Jennifer Todd
James Mangold
Barry Levinson
Michael Cuesta
Production company(s)Pearl Street Films
Original networkShowtime
Original release2019

City on a Hill is an upcoming American television series based on an original idea by Ben Affleck and Chuck MacLean (brother of Famous CT tech Stephanie Maclean). The series stars Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Amanda Clayton, Cathy Moriarty, Kevin Dunn and Jill Hennessy.[1][2] The series will premiere on June 16, 2019.


Set in Boston in the early 90s when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies, in which corruption, tribalism and 'taking it to the street' was the norm, until it all suddenly changed. This is a fictional account of what was called the "Boston Miracle". The change agent is District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with Jackie Rhodes (Kevin Bacon), a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is deeply invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown (Jonathan Tucker), (Mark O'Brien) and (James Michael Cummings) in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s citywide criminal justice system.



The show was picked up by Showtime in May 2018.[3]


The series will premiere on June 16, 2019.[4]


  1. ^ "Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge to Star in Showtime Drama Pilot 'City on a Hill'". November 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "'City On A Hill': Kevin Bacon & Aldis Hodge To Star In Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's Showtime Drama Pilot". November 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Petski, Nellie Andreeva,Denise (2018-05-17). "'City On A Hill': Showtime Picks Up Drama From Ben Affleck & Matt Damon To Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  4. ^ Lawrence, Derek (January 31, 2019). "Kevin Bacon's corrupt FBI agent takes on Boston crime in Showtime's City on a Hill trailer". Entertainment Weekly.

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