While we're still in mourning that the "Tremors" SyFy series with Kevin Bacon isn't happening, we're looking forward to a new crime drama with "The Following" star.

He's headlining "City on a Hill," a police drama set in 1990s Boston. It's from exec producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, so we're expecting something along the lines of "The Town" meets "Mystic River."

Showtime has approved a 12-episode season starring Bacon, Aldis Hodge ("Leverage," "Straight Outta Compton"), Jonathan Tucker ("Justified," "The Black Donnellys"), Mark O'Brien ("Halt and Catch Fire"), and Jill Hennessy ("Law & Order").

In this fictionalized account of "the Boston Miracle," assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt FBI veteran, Jackie Rhor (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers, which leads to a takedown of the entire Boston criminal underground.

Showtime President and CEO David Nevins said Thursday in a press release, "'City on a Hill' has the veneer of a classic Boston cops-and-robbers drama, but actually dives head first into challenging the very institutions it depicts. In reality, the series is a penetrating look at the larger criminal justice system and those who operate within it, with mesmerizing performances by Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge anchoring the suspense."

The series is set to premiere in 2019.

[Via The Wrap]

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