Showtime’s new drama pilot City on a Hill has cast Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Leverage) to lead. The series is being executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon from an original idea by Affleck and Chuck MacLean. It’s being directed by Michael Cuesta (American Assassin), who took over after original director Gavin O’Connor left to direct Suicide Squad 2.
The story is set in Boston and focuses on a time in the ’90s when the city was filled with violent criminals and corrupt cops. That all changed in what’s called the Boston Miracle as a Brooklyn D.A. comes to town. The D.A., Decourcy Ward (Hodge) allies himself with a corrupt veteran FBI agent named Jackie Rhodes (Bacon) and take on a family of armored car robbers that is the first domino in turning the city around.
Bacon recently starred in Amazon’s original series I Love Dick, but no word on a second season has been announced. Bacon has also signed on to a reboot of the horror classic Tremors for Syfy. Hodge is best know for his role on TNT’s Leverage, but more recently starred in Underground and Turn: Washington’s Spies. He is also filming the lead in The Brian Banks Story with director Tom Shadyac.
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