The first trailer for the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon-produced Showtime series “City on a Hill” hit the internet Thursday, and the show looks like it will tackle crime and corruption in 1990s Boston.
In the trailer, the show’s two leads, a gritty and corrupt FBI veteran named Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and an ascendant assistant district attorney named Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), immediately butt heads.
The trailer suggests that race also will play a significant role, with Rohr painting Ward as an “affirmative action hire,” and shots showing Ward getting intentionally bumped into and glared at by members of the Boston Police Department.
Ultimately, Rohr and Ward will forge an alliance, determined to take down a ring of armored car robbers in Charlestown.
The fictional drama also will feature 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”), and Kevin Chapman (“Brotherhood”). Affleck and Damon will executive produce the show through their company Pearl Street Films.
“City on a Hill” shot a pilot episode in Boston in 2017, and is scheduled to begin filming in New York and Boston in February. The show is set to debut June 16 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.