A drama series based on an original idea by Ben Affleck and starring Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon just received a series order from Showtime.
The pay-cable channel announced the order today for “City on a Hill,” created and written by Chuck MacLean.
In addition to Bacon, the series stars SAG Award winner Aldis Hodge. Executive producers are Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd. The project is directed by Michael Cuesta.
“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,'” Showtime notes in its announcement. “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.”
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