“City on a Hill,” Showtime’s critically acclaimed Boston crime drama starring Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Aldis Hodge, has been renewed for a third season. Emmy-winning executive producer and showrunner Tom Fontana, creator of HBO’s “Oz” and Canal Plus’ “Borgia,” is set to return for Season 3. The forthcoming season will consist of eight hourlong episodes and is set to resume production in New York later this year, with a premiere slated for 2022.

The third season will pick up after the events of the second, in which protagonist Agent Jackie Rohr (Bacon) discovers that he can’t escape his past and gets ousted from the FBI. Season 2 centers on a federal housing project in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, plagued with drug violence and a rightful distrust in local law enforcement. Rohr works to exploit the city’s defective criminal justice system in a desperate attempt to salvage his own career. In time, the personal antagonism between Jackie and Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) escalates to an all-out war between the offices of the U.S. Attorney and the Suffolk DA. At the conclusion of the season, no one is safe from the collateral damage as Decourcy pursues justice in and out of the courtroom.

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Aldis Hodge as Decourcy Ward in CITY ON A HILL, “Pax Bostonia”. Photo Credit: Francisco Roman/SHOWTIME. Courtesy of Francisco Roman/Showtime

Season 2 also starred Lauren E. Banks, Mark O’Brien, Amanda Clayton, Matthew Del Negro and Jill Hennessy, with guest stars Pernell Walker, Lucia Ryan, Keiko Elizabeth, Kameron Kierce, Shannon Wallace, John Doman and Michael O’Keefe.

Along with Fontana, “City on a Hill” is executive produced by Jennifer Todd, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jorge Zamacona, Barry Levinson, Chuck MacLean and Michael Cuesta. Bacon, Hodge and Michele Giordano serve as co-executive producers.