Magazine article Screen International

Showtime Picks Up Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Drama Pilot 'City on A Hill'

Magazine article Screen International

Showtime Picks Up Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Drama Pilot 'City on A Hill'

Article excerpt

Gavin O’Connor to direct 1990s-set project based on “Boston Miracle”.

Showtime has picked up announced a new one-hour drama pilot called City On A Hill that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will support as executive producers.

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 centre 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 armoured car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system. …

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