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Showtime Gives Series Order To 'City On A Hill'

Well, Syfy may not have picked up Kevin Bacon's series Tremors, but all is not lost for the veteran actor.

Showtime has ordered the drama series City On A Hill, starring Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Screen Actors Guild® award winner Aldis Hodge (Underground).

The network has given the series a 12-episode order, which will air in 2019.

City On A Hill is created by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) and based on an original idea by Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck.

In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm – and then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.”

In this fictional account, driving that change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rhodes (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

“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,” Nevins said. “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 also stars Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire), Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan), Lauren E. Banks (Instinct), Amanda Clayton (Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong), Kevin Chapman (BROTHERHOOD) and Tony® Award nominee Jere Shea (Passion), with Kevin Dunn (Veep) recurring.

**Photo courtesy of Eric Ogden/Showtime**

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