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[12/12/17 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 12
Updates include: Jill Hennessy, Kevin Chapman among latest additions to Showtime's "City on a Hill"; Netflix acquires "The Frankenstein Chronicles"; and Judge Frank Caprio to star in new syndicated offering.

[12/06/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 6
Updates include: Jonathan Tucker, Kevin Dunn bound for Showtime's "City on a Hill"; Sarah Wayne Callies to direct on USA's "Colony"; and Amber Skye Noyes to recur on ABC's "Quantico."

[11/21/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 21
Updates include: PBS cancels "Charlie Rose" following accusations against host; Amazon's "Too Old to Die Young" reveals principal cast; and Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo board History's "Blue Book."

[11/13/17 - 10:03 AM]
Golden Globe(R) Winner Kevin Bacon and SAG Award(R) Winner Aldis Hodge to Star in Showtime(R) Drama Pilot "City on a Hill"
The project will be executive produced by Academy Award(R) winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and Emmy nominee Jennifer Todd for Pearl Street Films, written and executive produced by Chuck MacLean, and directed and executive produced by Michael Cuesta.

[07/27/17 - 09:34 AM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up New Drama Pilot "City on a Hill" Executive Produced by Academy Award(R) Winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
In the early 90s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, and then it all suddenly changed.







CITY ON A HILL (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
7/27/17 - 12/12/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, July 2017) Today, SHOWTIME announced a new one-hour drama pilot, CITY ON A HILL, to be executive produced by Academy Award(R) winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), and directed and executive produced by Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant, Warrior). The project will also be executive produced by James Mangold (Logan, Walk The Line) and Emmy nominee Jennifer Todd (Jason Bourne, Memento) for Pearl Street Films. Produced by SHOWTIME, CITY ON A HILL is based on an original idea by Affleck and MacLean. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. In the early 90s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, and then it all suddenly changed. CITY ON A HILL is a fictional account of what was called the "Boston Miracle." At the center is an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and the unlikely alliance he forms with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is invested in maintaining the status quo. Together they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston's city-wide criminal justice system.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aldis Hodge as Decourcy Ward
· Amanda Clayton as Cathy Ryan
· Cathy Moriarty as Ma Ryan
· Jere Shea as Hank Signa
· Jill Hennessy as Jenny Rhodes
· Jonathan Tucker as Frankie Ryan
· Kevin Bacon as Jackie Rhodes
· Kevin Chapman as Dickie Minogue
· Kevin Dunn as Nathan Rey
· Lauren E. Banks as Siobhan Quays
· Mark O'Brien as Jimmy Ryan
· Michael O'Keefe as Agent Clasby
· Rory Culkin as Clay Roach
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Affleck as CRTR/EP
· Chuck MacLean as CRTR/EP
· James Mangold as EP
· Jennifer Todd as EP
· Matt Damon as EP
· Michael Cuesta as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Pearl Street Films