‘City on a Hill’ officially canceled; Crime-Action series won’t return for another season

“City on a Hill” has been canceled after three seasons at Showtime, with its Season 3 finale, which aired on Sept. 25, now serving as the series finale, as confirmed by TVLine.

“City on a Hill” is an action crime drama series that premiered on Showtime on June 16, 2019. Conceived by Charlie MacLean and adapted from a story by Hollywood actor and director Ben Affleck along with MacLean, the series stars Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Lauren E. Banks, Amanda Clayton, Jere Shea, Kevin Chapman, and Jill Hennessy.

In an interview with Parade, 64-year-old Kevin Bacon, who portrays John “Jackie” Rohr, a former FBI agent, was asked about the enjoyment of playing his character ‘Jackie,’ given the character’s significant moral compromises.

A Showtime representative stated, “City on a Hill concluded its successful run on Showtime with its Season 3 finale. We have had nothing but the best experience working with Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge and the entire cast and crew, led by showrunner Tom Fontana and fellow executive producers including Jennifer Todd and Jorge Zamacona. We offer our sincerest thanks to everyone.”

Why was ‘City on a Hill’ canceled?

Regrettably, Showtime has opted to cancel the series “City on a Hill” after completing three seasons. Sources indicate that this decision was made several months ago, predating the departure of David Nevins as chairman and CEO of Paramount Premium Group and the transition of Showtime under the leadership of Chris McCarthy.

In an official statement, Showtime acknowledged the show’s successful run, concluding with its Season 3 finale. The statement expressed gratitude to Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, the entire cast and crew, as well as showrunner Tom Fontana and fellow executive producers Jennifer Todd and Jorge Zamacona.

There has been no clear reason that was stated as to why the action crime drama series was canceled after three successful runs.

What was ‘City on a Hill’ all about?

Conceived by Chuck McLean, the series depicted the collaboration between seasoned FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Bacon) and city prosecutor (Hodge) as they partnered to solve cases and combat crime in Boston. The cast included Lauren E. Banks, Jill Hennessy, and Matthew Del Negro. Executive producers included Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Kevin Bacon, and Aldis Hodge.

The series debuted in June 2019, receiving predominantly positive reviews. Its third and ultimately final season concluded its eight-episode run on Showtime in September. Unfortunately, we will not be getting to see any more of it.


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