Showtime to air crime drama 'City on a Hill' produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Showtime to air crime drama 'City on a Hill' produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
(L - R) Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jill Hennessy, Tom Fontana, Jennifer Todd and Chuck MacLean.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's co-production 'City on A Hill' has been officially picked up by Showtime and will hit screens sometime next year. A 12-episode order has been announced for the crime drama and from the looks of it, it will be pretty great. 

Set in an early 90s Boston, the show is centered around the "Boston Miracle" - a problematic policing initiative that was executed in Massachusetts in 1996.

It was meant to control youth gun violence amongst the residents. The show portrays a fictional account of the actual events. 

Starring Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge, the original idea was by Affleck and show creator Chuck MacLean. 

"City on a Hill has the veneer of a classic Boston cops-and-robbers drama but actually dives headfirst 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," said Showtime's CEO David Nevins on the show. 


Written by Chuck MacLean and directed by Michael Cuesta, the story follows District Attorney Decourcy Ward who comes into town from Brooklyn and ends up forming a pact with Jackie Rhodes, a dishonest former FBI agent.

The unlikely pair decides to bring down a group of dangerous car robbers based in Charlestown only to find themselves in the middle of a case that shakes the entire criminal justice system in the city. 

Bacon stars as Jackie Rhodes, Aldis Hodge as Decourcy Ward, Amanda Clayton as Cathy Ryan, Kevin Chapman as Dickie Minogue, Cathy Moriarty as Ma Ryan, Rory Culkin as Clay Roach, Jill Hennessy as Jenny Rhodes, Kevin Dunn as Nathan Rey, Lauren E. Banks as Siobhan Quays and Sophia Anne Caruso as Benedetta Rhodes. The show is being released by Pearl Street Films. 


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 City on a Hill will air on Showtime