Showtime has announced that Boston crime drama City on a Hill has been ordered to series, with season one set to consist of 12 episodes.
“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,” Showtime CEO David 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.”
A fictional account of the “Boston Miracle” police operation, City on a Hill takes place in the early 1990s and finds Boston a hot bed for criminals emboldened by the racist and corrupt local law enforcement agencies. The series is all about what happens when a new normal is instituted in the city and criminals aren’t given the free rein they once enjoyed.
The second current Showtime show to take place in Boston following acclaimed dramedy SMILF, City on a Hill stars Kevin Bacon (The Following), Aldis Hodge (Underground), Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire), Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan), Lauren E. Banks (Instinct), Amanda Clayton (Bleed for This), Kevin Chapman (Person of Interest), and Jere Shea (Southie).
City on a Hill is set to premiere in 2019 on Showtime.