Media outlets are reporting that Showtime have given a series order for crime drama series City On A Hill.
City On A Hill, said to be based on an original idea by Ben Affleck, is set in early 1990’s Boston when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, until it suddenly all changed. The drama is set to be a fictional account of what was called the ‘Boston Miracle’. Driving that change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward, who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI agent in Jackie Rhodes. Together, they take on a family of armoured car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.
David Nevins, President & CEO of Showtime Networks, released a statement saying:
City On A Hill has the veneer of a classic Boston cops-and-robbers drama, but actually dives head first into challenging the very institutions it depicts. In reality, the series is a penetrating look at the larger criminal justice system and those who operate within it, with mesmerizing performances by Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge anchoring the suspense.
The series is written by Chuck MacLean, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon serving as executive producers alongside MacLean as well as Michael Cuesta, Jennifer Todd for Pearl Street Films and James Mangold. Kevin Bacon will be serving as co-executive producer on the series.
City On A Hill stars Aldis Hodge, Kevin Bacon, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Jill Hennessy, Lauren E. Banks, Amanda Clayton, Kevin Chapman, Jere Shea and Kevin Dunn.