Showtime Orders New Kevin Bacon Drama to Series
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Will Serve as Executive Producers.
While Kevin Bacon’s Tremors series didn’t quite work out, he seems to be doing just fine as Showtime has ordered his new show City on a Hill to series.
From the brains of movie making BFF’s Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, City on a Hill “is set in early 1990s Boston, where corruption and racism was the norm in local law enforcement. In this fictional account, an assistant district attorney (Aldis Hodge) forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt, yet highly respected FBI veteran (Kevin Bacon) to take down a family of armored car robbers, and in doing so, subvert the city’s entire criminal justice system.” Affleck came up with the idea for the series and he and Damon will serve as Executive Producers.
“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,” said Showtime president David Nevins.
The series will have a 12-episode first season set to air in 2019. It also stars Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Jere Shea, Amanda Clayton, Lauren E. Banks, Kevin Chapman, and Jill Hennessy.
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