Showtime has posted the premiere episode of a new drama series for free sampling more than a week ahead of its scheduled debut on the pay-cable channel. “City on a Hill” officially premieres Sunday, June 16, but you can watch it below or on YouTube, Facebook or SHO.com.
The 10-episode series stars Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge, and is created and executive produced by Chuck MacLean (“Boston Strangler”). Tom Fontana is showrunner and executive producer.
The episode is also available across multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites, applications and authenticated online services and their free On Demand channels. In addition, the season premiere is available for free on the Showtime stand-alone service’s website www.showtime.com.
“Set in early ’90s Boston, where racism is endemic and crime is widespread, the series follows an unlikely alliance between FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge),” Showtime says in an announcement. “Produced by Showtime, ‘City on a Hill’ also stars Jonathan Tucker (‘Kingdom’), Mark O’Brien (‘Halt and Catch Fire’), Lauren E. Banks (‘Instinct’), Amanda Clayton (‘Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong’), Tony Award nominee Jere Shea (‘Passion’), Kevin Chapman (‘Brotherhood’) and Jill Hennessy (‘Crossing Jordan’).”
In addition to McLean and Fontana, “City on a Hill” is executive produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer Todd (“Jason Bourne,” “Memento”), Michael Cuesta (“Homeland”), Barry Levinson (“Rain Man”) and consulting producer James Mangold (“Logan,” “Walk the Line”). MacLean wrote the pilot and Cuesta directed it. Bacon and Jorge Zamacona serve as co-executive producers.
Here’s the premiere episode …