City on a Hill season 3: how to watch and everything we know about the drama series

Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge on City on a Hill
Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge on City on a Hill (Image credit: Francisco Roman/SHOWTIME)

Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge's characters patrol the streets of Boston in City on a Hill season 3. The crime drama is about government corruption, with Hodge's character working as a lawyer and Bacon's character serving on both sides of law enforcement.

Here is everything you need to know about City on a Hill season 3.

How to watch City on a Hill season 3

With City on a Hill season 3 all wrapped up, you can watch the latest season (as well as previous seasons) on-demand through the Showtime app, which is available if you have access to Showtime through a traditional cable service or a live TV streaming service like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. You can also stream the show on Paramount Plus in both the US and UK.

City on a Hill season 3 plot

City on a Hill is set in 1990s Boston and is about the unlikely alliance between Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward and corrupt FBI agent Jackie Rohr as they try to do what’s right, despite their varying perspectives on what that may be.

Here is the official synopsis for City on a Hill season 3:

"Season three of City on a Hill brings us to Boston's high society, Beacon Hill. Having left the FBI and thrown his badge into Boston Harbor, Jackie Rohr lands a lavish new gig running security for a wealthy family. Life is good until secrets begin to unravel. When an investigation opens, ADA Decourcy Ward sees an opportunity to finally rip out the machinery perpetuating a broken criminal justice system. Siobhan Quays, representing a construction worker who was severely injured on the Big Dig, encounters the city's corruption first-hand, all while coping with the traumatic events of her past year. As Jenny Rohr can attest, given her history with her father, some experiences will haunt you beyond your breaking point."

City on a Hill season 3 episodes

Here are the synopses for City on a Hill season 3 episodes:

City on a Hill season 3 episode 1, "Gods and Monsters":
"Jackie gets a job offer but has no idea what he's getting himself into. Decourcy receives bad news which lands him back in Brooklyn. Siobhan takes on a case against a construction colossus. Jenny volunteers at a community center."

City on a Hill season 3 episode 2, "A Program of Complete Disaster"
"When Victoria runs away from home, Jackie tries to find her. Caysen seeks justice for a Strike Force member. Decourcy is in Brooklyn looking after his father while Siobhan experiences an array of symptoms. Diarmuid tries to help Jenny."

City on a Hill season 3 episode 3, "Speak When You're Angry"
"Decourcy takes on a case involving a murdered police officer and recruits the help of Caysen. As the Drydens try to solve their Victoria problem, the Rohrs drop Benedetta off for her freshman year at NYU."

City on a Hill season 3 episode 4, "Ugly, Like I Said"
"As Jackie continues his fling with Letitia Dryden, Jenny sets out to get her husband reinstated in the FBI. The pressure on Decourcy mounts when a colleague competing for the position of DA lands a conviction. Caysen testifies at the federal trial of Tony Suferin and is blindsided by the consequences. A threatening interaction offers Siobhan a sense of what exactly she is up against in her fight for the Mendoza family."

City on a Hill season 3 episode 5, "Take Me Home"
"With the evidence against Sinclair Dryden piling up, Jackie takes action. As Decourcy fights to prove Curtis Whitaker's innocence, Caysen entertains a compromise. Siobhan makes headway in her case but then suffers a setback."

City on a Hill season 3 episode 6, "Tenderness"
"Jackie shows a glimpse of vulnerability when a violent attack stalls the Dryden investigation, but Decourcy presses on, tracking down a list of Sinclair's potential victims."

City on a Hill season 3 episode 7, "Boston Bridges, Falling Down"
"As Jenny grows closer to Diarmuid, Jackie is released from the hospital and is after revenge. Siobhan calls on Decourcy for help she fights to expose Needham Industries' malfeasance. The DA's office bumps up against an unforeseen obstacle."

City on a Hill season 3 episode 8, "Whipping Post"
"As Decourcy prepares to take Sinclair Dryden to trial, despite pushback from the Suffolk County DA, Jackie tracks down a key witness. Siobhan reaches a settlement on behalf of the Mendoza family, but her moment in the spotlight is cut short. Caysen is offered a second chance by a loved one. Reckoning with the rifts in her own family, Jenny meets her long-lost half-brother."

City on a Hill season 3 cast

Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge at a bar in City on a Hill

Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge in City on a Hill (Image credit: Francisco Roman/SHOWTIME)

Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge return as the two leads of City on a Hill, Jackie Rohr and Decourcy Ward, respectively. Bacon is a Hollywood veteran, with some of his most famous roles including Footloose, Tremors, Apollo 13 and another Boston set crime drama, Mystic River. He also is an Emmy nominee for the TV movie Taking Chance.

Hodge, meanwhile, had his first credit as Raymond in Die Hard with a Vengeance and has gone on to star in high-profile projects like Friday Night Lights, Straight Outta Compton, Hidden Figures, One Night in Miami…, Leverage and its sequel series, Leverage: Redemption. Hodge also stars alongside Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam.

Other main members of the cast include Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan) as Jenny Rohr, Lauren E. Banks (Gaslit) as Siobhan Quays and Matthew Del Negro (Scandal) as Chris Caysen.

Joining City on a Hill for its third season are Corbin Bernsen (Major League), Joanne Kelly (Severance) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).

City on a Hill season 3 trailer

Check out the City on a Hill season 3 trailer directly below. 

Is City on a Hill getting a season 4?

Unfortunately for City on a Hill fans, the show has been canceled after three seasons by Showtime, according to The Hollywood Reporter. So the season 3 finale now serves as the City on a Hill series finale.

City on a Hill season 3 poster

(Image credit: Showtime)
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