Actors Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge have joined the cast of the upcoming Showtime pilot "City on a Hill."
The one-hour drama, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon among its executive producers, is a fictional account of a real time in Boston history that came to be called the "Boston Miracle," reported Variety.
The story revolves around District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rhodes (Bacon).
Together they take on a family of armoured car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston's city-wide criminal justice system.
"Kevin Bacon radiates intelligence and mystery with every role he plays. He is a gifted, mesmerising actor who will be the perfect partner and foil to Aldis Hodge, one of Hollywood's rising talents and someone primed to stand at the center of this powerful drama," said Showtime president and CEO David Nevins.
The pilot is based on an original idea by Affleck and Chuck MacLean, who will also executive produce and serve as writer.