Matt Damon and Ben Affleck return to Boston on Sunday with the start of Showtime City on a hill, a new series that counts the couple among its executive producers. The series takes place in the early 90s in Boston, when it was rife with a wave of crime and featured Kevin Bacon as Jackie Rohr, a racist, rude and deeply corrupt investigator of the FBI. In the series, Rohr associates with a young black prosecutor (Straight Outta Compton 's Aldis Hodge) to find a gang of armored car thieves.
The two main characters are fictional, but to define the scene, City on a hill starts with a title card. "In October 1989, a white man – Charles" Chuck "Stuart – killed his wife, was injured, and then claimed that the killer was black," he wrote. "During the investigation, the Boston police resorted to intimidation and coercion, eventually charging a black man, but Stuart's brother then revealed the truth, prompting Stuart to to commit suicide … and all hell is unleashed. "
The history of City on a hill is taking place as a result of this real-life crime, in a Boston city plagued by tension as a result of a murderer racial hoax. This is the story of the murder that rocked a city.
Who was Charles Stuart?
Stuart was born in the working class of Revere, Massachusetts, in 1959. Even though he was an adult, he told his friends that he first attended Brown University Thanks to a football scholarship and transferred to Salem State College after an injury, he never submitted a job application to Brown and only attended Salem State a few months before leaving school. While working as a cook in a hometown restaurant, he met the woman he would marry: Carol DiMaiti, a student at Boston College, who worked at the same restaurant as a waitress.
They married in 1985 and in October 1989, Carol was seven months pregnant with the couple's first child. Stuart had left her cooking career and was working as a manager with a furrier, earning more than $ 100,000 in 1988. Carol was a lawyer and together, the attractive young couple seemed to be the image of upward mobility.