Showtime has renewed its Kevin Bacon-led drama “City on a Hill” for a second season, the network announced Friday during the Television Critics Association press tour.
“‘City on a Hill’ is that addictive kind of meaty and messy show we love at Showtime,” said Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine. “With the inspired pairing of Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge and the inspired writing of Tom Fontana and Chuck MacLean, we believe there is a rich future for this compelling series.”
The drama stars Bacon as a corrupt FBI agent who teams with Aldis Hodge’s assistant district attorney. The first season sees the two 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. It also stars Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Jill Hennessy, Lauren E. Banks, Amanda Clayton, Kevin Chapman, Jere Shea and guest star Sarah Shahi.
“City on a Hill” was created by Chuck McLean and counts Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as executive producers, with James Mangold as a consulting producer. Tom Fontana serves as the showrunner. Jennifer Todd, Michael Cuesta and Barry Levinson serve as executive producers as well, with Bacon and Jorge Zamacona as co-executive producers.
The first season is set to finish its run on Aug. 18.