Sky Atlantic & NOW TV Set September UK Premiere Date For ‘City On A Hill’ Starring Kevin Bacon & Aldis Hodge
NOW TV & Sky Atlantic have set a UK premiere date of Wednesday, 25 September 2019 for Season 1 of Showtime’s crime drama ‘City On A Hill‘ it has been announced. Based on an original idea by Ben Affleck, this brand new U.S. drama is a fictional account of a policing initiative that became known as the “Boston Miracle”.
In the early 1990s, Boston was a city living in fear. Violent crime was commonplace, with criminals becoming more brazen amidst widescale corruption and racism within local law enforcement. But this all changed thanks to what was later dubbed “The Boston Miracle”. In this fictionalised account of the events, Kevin Bacon stars as corrupt but venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rohr, who reluctantly teams with African American DA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge). Together, their unlikely alliance subverts the entire criminal justice system of Boston.
Kevin Bacon you, of course, know from ‘Footloose’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘Flatliners’, and ‘Tremors’, along with tv shows such as ‘The Following’ and Amazon series ‘I Love Dick’. Aldis Hodge has starred in ‘TURN: Washington’s Spies’, ‘Leverage’, and ‘Friday Night Lights’, along with films such as ‘Straight Outta Compton’ in which he played MC Ren, ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘What Men Want’. He also appeared in the ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Black Museum’, and has popped up in shows such as ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Bones’.
Alongside Bacon and Hodge, the drama 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 nominee Jere Shea (‘Passion’).
The series is created, written and executive produced by Chuck MacLean, based on an original idea by Ben Affleck. Tom Fontana (‘Homicide: Life on the Street’) serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer Todd, Michael Cuesta, and Barry Levinson also exec producing. James Mangold serves as consulting producer, with Kevin Bacon and Jorge Zamacona as co-executive producers.
‘City On A Hill‘ Season 1 premieres Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic & NOW TV.
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