Underground‘s Aldis Hodge has been tapped to star in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Showtime drama pilot, City On A Hill.
The would-be series is based on an original idea from Affleck and is writer, Chuck MacLean. It is set in early ’90s Boston where “the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies, in which corruption and racism was the norm, until it all suddenly changed.” The drama chronicles the fictional account of the ‘Boston Miracle.’ Hodge is DA Decourcy Ward and he forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt FBI agent, “deeply invested in maintaining the status quo.” Together, they “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.”
Affleck, Damon and Jennifer Todd are executive producing along with its director, Cuesta and James Mangold. Bacon will also be an executive producer
Production begins later this year.
Hodge, who starred in Leverage from 2008-2012, recently starred in WGN’s critically-acclaimed Underground. He recently appeared in the film Hideen Figures and will star in the upcoming biopic The Brian Banks Story.