Showtime has set a series premiere date for “City on a Hill” starring Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge: The crooked cop drama will debut on June 16.
Oh, and we’ve also got our first trailer today, just in time for Showtime’s Television Critics Association press tour day. Watch it above.
Production on the 10-episode series is set to begin next month in New York and Boston.
In the trailer, Hodge’s by-the-book character — a stark contrast to Bacon’s morally flexible one — wants to “go into Charlestown” and “f— that place that place up.”
“And f— anyone else who gets in my way,” he says.
“City on a Hill” is set in early 1990s Boston, rife with criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, per Showtime’s official description. In this fictional account, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) arrives from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (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.
Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Jill Hennessy, Lauren E. Banks, Amanda Clayton, Sarah Shahi, Kevin Chapman and Jere Shea also star on the show. Kevin Dunn is recurring.
“City on a Hill” is executive produced by Chuck MacLean, Tom Fontana, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer Todd, Michael Cuesta, James Mangold and Barry Levinson. Fontana is showrunner. MacLean wrote the pilot and Cuesta directed. Bacon and Jorge Zamacona serve as co-executive producers.
The series starts Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c on Showtime.