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City on a Hill

City on a Hill

  • Premiered: 
    June 16, 2019
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and series creator Chuck MacLean, CITY ON A HILL is a one-hour drama series set in early 1990s Boston, where racism is endemic and crime is widespread. In this fictional account, driving change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward, who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr. 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. The series opens with an armored truck heist in Revere that leaves three guards missing, and Jackie and Decourcy struggle to align their moral compasses. However, the two men find themselves in a faux-alliance that may, ultimately, turn into something real. The premiere episode is available for free now on YouTube, Facebook and The episode is also available across multiple television and streaming providers' devices, websites, applications and authenticated online services and their free On Demand channels. In addition, the season premiere is available for free on the SHOWTIME stand-alone service's website
CITY ON A HILL returned for its eight-episode second season on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on Showtime. Three weeks later, beginning April 19, the series moves to 9pm. Season 2 centers on a federal housing project in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston that is plagued with drug violence and a rightful distrust in local law enforcement. As coalition leader Grace Campbell works tirelessly on behalf of the community, her efforts are undermined by gang activity happening right under her nose. Enter irreverent FBI agent Jackie Rohr, who is here to exploit Boston's defective criminal justice system in a desperate attempt to salvage his own career. Unfortunately for Jackie, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward is onto his adversary's latest misstep. In time, the personal antagonism between these two escalates to an all-out war between the offices of the U.S. Attorney and the Suffolk DA. No one is safe from the collateral damage.

In the season opener, "Bill Russell's Bedsheets," an assistant U.S. attorney overdoses and ends up left for dead, leading Decourcy Ward to suspect that Jackie Rohr is involved. Jackie, in turn, goes after the BPD for a questionable drug arrest at Braxton Summit, a federal housing project. Community activist Grace Campbell recruits Siobhan Quays to work on behalf of Braxton and its residents, but their efforts are subverted as tensions flare between rival gangs.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Showtime


  • - Boston, Massachusetts USA