Leon joins City on a Hill for the second season of the Showtime series, opposite Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge.
City on a Hill is set in early 1990s Boston when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. And then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.”
In this fictional account, Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers in a case that grows to involve and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.
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Leon plays Reverend Isaiah Hughes, a spiritual adviser, and activist with deep roots in his community.
MacLean and Tom Fontana, who also serves as showrunner, executive produce with Jennifer Todd, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Michael Cuesta, Barry Levinson, Jorge Zamacona and consulting producer James Mangold. Bacon serves as a co-executive producer. The role reunites Leon with Tom Fontana, showrunner and creator of Oz in which Leon appeared.
Chuck MacLean created, wrote, and executive produced the series based on Ben Affleck’s original idea. Season 2 of the Showtime series is currently in production.