‘City On A Hill’ Season 2 Full Cast List: Meet Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jill Hennessy, Pernell Walker and other actors
Wondering who are the cast members in the new season? We've got you covered!
If you've been waiting for ‘City On A Hill’ with bated breath, it's time to finally catch the thrilling Showtime series as it returns with the second season. This time, the focus is on a federal housing project in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. As coalition leader Grace Campbell (Pernell Walker) works tirelessly on behalf of the community, her efforts are undermined by gang activity happening right under her nose.
Enter irreverent FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon), who is here to exploit Boston's defective criminal justice system in a desperate attempt to salvage his own career. Unfortunately for Jackie, ADA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) is onto his adversary’s latest misstep.
FULL CAST LIST
Wondering who are the cast members in the new season? We've got you covered!
Kevin Bacon as John ‘Jackie’ Rohr
A veteran FBI agent who is willing to bend the rules to get results. He forms an unlikely partnership with Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward in an effort to clean up corruption in Boston.
A native Philadelphian, Bacon moved to New York City and became the youngest student at Circle in the Square Theatre School. He made his film debut in National Lampoon's 'Animal House' and his film credits include musical-drama ‘Footloose’ (1984), conspiracy legal thriller ‘JFK’ (1991), ‘A Few Good Men’ (1992), ‘Apollo 13’ (1995), ‘Mystic River’ (2003), and many more. What's more, he also clinched a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in ‘The River Wild’.
Aldis Hodge as DeCourcy Ward
An Assistant District Attorney from Brooklyn comes to Boston as part of the S. Clair Commission, which recommended mass reform of the Boston Police Department. His strong moral compass serves as a foil to Jackie’s ethically questionable tactics.
Perhaps best known for his work on the series UNDERGROUND, Hodge can also be seen in the film WHAT MEN WANT, opposite Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan; BRIAN BANKS, in a performance The Hollywood Reporter described as “beautifully subtle film acting, and audiences should be exposed to his fine work” and the independent film CLEMENCY, with Alfre Woodard. Hodge also appeared in the CBS All Access short STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS – CALYPSO, the series MEDAL OF HONOR and BLACK MIRROR.
Jill Hennessy as Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Rohr
The thick-skinned wife of Jackie Rohr who, on top of keeping a dysfunctional family together, pursues her own agenda.
Jill Hennessy starred in the special event series SHOTS FIRED, was the lead in the Mike Clattenburg comedy CRAWFORD and was a guest star in the pilot of YELLOWSTONE, with Kevin Costner. Hennessy was a recurring character on the CBS drama MADAM SECRETARY and was featured in several episodes of THE GOOD WIFE.
Lauren E Banks as Siobhan Quays
An ambitious private attorney who is married to Decourcy, the principled ADA. In many ways, Decourcy and Siobhan’s ambitions are two sides of the same coin, with Siobhan’s career contrasting Decourcy’s choice to be a public servant.
Lauren E. Banks graduated with an MFA from the Yale Drama School and earned her Bachelors from Howard University. Her recent credits include recurring roles in MANIAC, opposite Justin Theroux and on DIETLAND, opposite Julianna Margulies.
Pernell Walker as Grace Campbell
Grace Campell is introduced in the second season as a community activist with quite the pull in Boston. Her first scene sees her walking into Fleet Bank where she encounters a tearful young woman named Tia who tells her they have taken her house.
A Bronx-born actress, Pernell Walker has an MFA in acting from Actors Studio Drama School and her IMDb bio reads that she “seamlessly navigates and brings life to roles in Film, television and theater.” She has earlier been seen in TV shows like ‘The Deuce’, ‘When They See Us’, ‘Dietland’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’.
Amanda Clayton as Cathy Ryan
Frankie’s wife and partner-in-crime. Cathy Ryan responsible for handling the money earned from Frankie’s robberies while maintaining their appearance as a typical blue-collar family.
Born in Johnston, Rhode Island, Clayton began studying theater at the University of Rhode Island before moving to New York. On television, Clayton stars on the Tyler Perry drama ‘If Loving You Is Wrong’. Her other television credits include guest-starring roles on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, ‘Major Crimes’ and ‘The Mentalist’.
Jonathan Tucker as Francis ‘Frankie’ Ryan
A working-class father, husband, and leader of a gang of Charlestown robbers, Francis ‘Frankie’ Ryan is a beloved character. In addition to being a devoted father, he’s also charged with looking after his troubled younger brother, Jimmy.
Tucker received “electrifying” reviews for his work in the drama series ‘Kingdom’, starred in ‘Snowfall’ and appeared in ‘American Gods’, ‘Westworld’ and ‘Justified’. He portrayed a central character in the videogame ‘Call Of Duty: WWII’ and will be seen in the upcoming ‘Charlie's Angels’ reboot, with Kristen Stewart and directed by Elizabeth Banks.
Mark O'Brien as James ‘Jimmy’ Ryan
Frankie’s troubled younger brother James ‘Jimmy’ Ryan faces addiction and psychiatric problems, making him unpredictable. He convinces Frankie to let him join his gang of robbers, against Frankie’s better judgment.
Mark O’Brien recently completed the thriller ‘Ready Or Not’, opposite Samara Weaving and stars alongside Will Patton in the independent thriller-drama ‘Hammer’.
O’Brien played Billy Shore in Jason Reitman’s ‘The Front Runner’, with Hugh Jackman. He also recently completed production for Adriana Maggs’ ‘Goalie’ and on Noah Baumbach’s ‘Untitled Noah Baumbach Project’, opposite Scarlett Johansson.
Jere Shea as Henry ‘Hank’ Signa
A Massachusetts State Police Detective assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Easygoing and friendly, Hank Signa tries (generally unsuccessfully) to keep Decourcy from ruffling too many feathers along the way.
Tony-nominated actor Jere Shea’s screen credits include ‘Jungleland’, ‘Passion’, ‘Path To Paradise’, ‘Law & Order’, ‘The Cosby Mysteries’ and the CBS miniseries ‘A Season In Purgatory’ with Patrick Dempsey and Brian Dennehy. He also starred with Donnie Wahlberg, Will Arnett, Rose McGowen and Anne Meara in the film ‘Southie’.
Kevin Chapman as JR Minogue
A hard-boiled Boston cop who is just trying to get his job done, but who often ends up as a pawn in a corrupt legal system of different factions trying to forward their own agendas. Dickie Minogue doesn’t mean to piss people off, he’s just not smart enough not to.
Kevin Chapman is a talented actor and producer known for his series and film work. For five seasons, he played fan-favorite Detective Fusco in the CBS series ‘Person Of Interest’. His first series regular role was on the award-winning Showtime series ‘Brotherhood’ alongside Jason Clarke and Jason Isaacs. Chapman also appeared in numerous hit television shows, including ‘Rescue Me’, ‘24’, CBS dramas ‘Blue Bloods’ and ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Sons Of Anarchy’, ‘The Punisher’ and ‘Sneaky Pete’.
Season two also stars Lucia Ryan, Kameron Kierce, Shannon Wallace, John Doman, and Michael O’Keefe. What do you think will happen as the season proceeds? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
‘City On A Hill’ Season 2 premieres on March 28, 2021, at 10 PM ET on Showtime with the first episode titled ‘Bill Russell's Bedsheets’. More episodes in the show follow every week on Sundays at 10 PM ET.
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