'City on a Hill' renewed for season 2 by Showtime: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know

The series was renewed for a second season after seven episodes of the pilot season. According to the network, the series is averaging 3.5 million viewers per episode in multi-platform viewing.

                            'City on a Hill' renewed for season 2 by Showtime: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know

'City on a Hill' has been officially renewed for season 2. The announcement was made by Showtime at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Friday, August 2. That we would see Kevin Bacon as the sleazy, corrupt, FBI veteran agent Jackie Rohr (he comes across more as mob boss!) is something to look forward to.

The man has dished out a scintillating performance so far. His co-stars too have sparkled in a series that deals with crime and corruption in Boston. According to the network, the series is averaging 3.5 million viewers per episode in multi-platform viewing.

Here's what we know so far about the upcoming installment. 

Release date:

At the moment, there is no mention of when season 2 would be hitting the network. The season 1 finale is set to air August 18 and that means we would see the new season probably by the end of the year of the start of 2020.


The crime series is set in early '90s Boston, rife with criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism reared their ugly heads. In this fictional account, Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) arrives from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Not much is know about season 2 at the moment, but we can assume the series will be an extension of the main plot of season 1. So far, we have seen seven episodes and the showrunners may have added a few plot points to thicken the story. It still remains to be seen of the duo manage to apprehend the armored car robbers by the end of season 1. If they do, then season 2 will most likely focus on a new crime plaguing Boston in the '90s.


From what we know, these characters will most likely make an appearance in season 2. 

Kevin Bacon as Jackie Rohr

Kevin Bacon plays Jackie Rohr, the corrupt FBI agent (Getty Images)

A veteran FBI agent willing to bend the rules to get results, he forms an unlikely partnership with Assistant DA Decourcy Ward to clean up the crime and corruption in Boston.

Aldis Hodge as District Attorney Decourcy Ward

Aldis Hodge is the city's Assistant District Attorney (Getty Images)

An Assistant DA from Brooklyn who comes to Boston as part of the St. Clair Commission. His strong moral compass serves as the perfect foil to Jackie’s impulsive tactics.

Jill Hennessy as Jenny Rohr

Jill Hennessy plays Jenny Rohr, Jackie's bullied wife (Getty Images)

Jenny Rohr is Jackie Rohr's wife who, on top of keeping a dysfunctional family together, pursues her own agenda. She often is the victim to Rohr's spiteful remarks but is slowly evolving to hold her own. 

Lauren E. Banks as Siobahn Quay

Lauren E. Banks plays Siobahn Quay, Ward's wife (Getty Images)

An ambitious private attorney who is married to Decourcy. Siobahn shows she can hold her own when it comes to fighting cases. 

Amanda Clayton as Cathy Ryan

Amanda Clayton plays Cathy Ryan, Frankie's wife and partner-in-crime (Getty Images)

Frankie’s wife and partner-in-crime, Cathy is responsible for handling the money earned from Frankie’s robberies, while also attempting to be a good mother to her daughter. 

Jonathan Tucker as Frankie Ryan

Jonathan Tucker plays the gang leader of the armored car robberies, Frankie Ryan and hails from Charlestown (Getty Images)

The leader of a gang of Charlestown robbers. He also looks after his troubled younger brother, Jimmy.

Mark O'Brien as Jimmy Ryan

Mark O'Brien plays Jimmy Ryan, Frankie's brother with addiction problems (Getty Images)

Frankie’s troubled younger brother with addiction and psychiatric problems. He manages to convince Frankie to let him join his gang of robbers. 

Jere Shea as Hank Signa

Jere Shea plays Hank Signa, Massachusetts State Police Detective (Getty Images)

Hank Signa is part of Ward's team. A Massachusetts State Police Detective assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Sarah Shahi as Rachel Benham

Sarah Shahi attends Showtime's 'City On A Hill' New York Premiere at SVA Theater on June 04, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Shahi plays Private Investigator Rachel Benham. A no-nonsense, brilliant investigator who unearths vital clues pertaining to the robbery. 


Tom Fontana ('Homicide: Life on the Street') serves as showrunner and executive producer. The rest of the team includes Jennifer Todd, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Michael Cuesta, Barry Levinson and consulting producer James Mangold. Kevin Bacon and Jorge Zamacona serve as co-executive producers.


With the renewal news breaking out recently, it's likely we may see a teaser for season 2 at the end of the finale. Watch this space as we keep you posted on any trailer or teaser developments.


"'City on a Hill' is that addictive kind of meaty and messy show we love at Showtime," said Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment for Showtime Networks via Deadline. "With the inspired pairing of Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge and the inspired writing of Tom Fontana and Chuck MacLean, we believe there is a rich future for this compelling series."

Watch this space for more updates on 'City on a Hill' season 2.

If you are looking forward to 'City on a Hill' season 2, then you may catch these up in the meantime:

'City on a Hill' season 1, 'FBI: Most Wanted', 'Leverage', 'Deputy' and 'Interrogation'.

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