Kevin Bacon to star in Matt Damon, Ben Affleck-produced drama.

Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge will star in US drama City on a Hill coming to Stan in 2019.

Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd, the Showtime series has been ordered for 12 episodes.

City on a Hill is created by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) and based on an original idea by Ben Affleck. Michael Cuesta (American Assassin), who directed the pilot of Dexter and Homeland, serves as executive producer and directed the pilot.

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.” 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 armoured car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Produced by Showtime, City on a Hill also stars Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire), Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan), Lauren E. Banks (Instinct), Amanda Clayton (Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong), Kevin Chapman (Brotherhood) and Tony Award nominee Jere Shea (Passion), with Kevin Dunn (Veep) recurring.

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