The series was created by Chuck MacLean and based on an original idea by Ben Affleck. It is set in the early 1990s in Boston, a time when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. But then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.” In this fictional account, driving that change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rhodes (Kevin 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.
#Showtime ordered 12 episodes of new drama series #CityOnAHill, exec. produced by @BenAffleck, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Todd and starring @KevinBacon and @AldisHodge. The takes a look at the criminal justice system of Boston, and will premiere in 2019. pic.twitter.com/QgrFQG1kRe
— Showtime (@Showtime) May 17, 2018