(Local CBS) – Part two of “City on a Hill” has premiered and is currently showing on Showtime and actor Matthew Del Negro has been invited to a regular series of films. Del Negro plays Detective Chris Caysen, who is a Sergeant of the Youth Assault Force in Boston. The series starring Kevin Bacon & Aldis Hodge tells about a corrupt FBI agent named Jackie Rohr (played by Bacon) who seeks to exploit Boston’s criminal justice system while the District Attorney Assistant DeCourcy Ward (played by Hodge) seeks to prevent Rohr from doing so.
CBS Local chatted with Del Negro to discuss season two of the hit series, what he learned from working with Bacon and Hodge and his fond memories of playing Brian Cammarata on “The Sopranos ”.
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“It’s a wonderful group of people and I’m halfway there and you never know what to expect,” said Del Negro. “It sounds like introducing a new character, but I’ve been on TV long enough that you never know. As an actor, it’s really great to know my storyline is growing. I know that I will be around and tell these stories that I feel relevant and with great storytellers. I swooned and it was a pretty good feeling.
While the series took place in Boston in the 1990s, many similar problems related to the relationship between police officers and citizens and corruption in law enforcement persist to this day.
“The first season set at this old school, Boston is really white, and so many of the characters depicted in the Boston Police Department show that racial tensions are high,” said Del Negro. Then, in the fifth episode of the first season, Decourcy Ward came and met me. He recognized and saw that my group was made up of multiracial men and I consider everyone who they are, not what they look like. My son said that I played the bad guy a lot, but I’m a good person in this role. Caysen has a kind heart and is underrated. “
Del Negro spends a lot of time on camera with Hodge and also has a tense lift scene with Bacon during one of the first episodes of the season. The actor has learned a lot from these two talented performers.
“Aldis was super focused. I met him in the first season and we got a lot together, but we weren’t really as close as this year, ”said Del Negro. “One of the things I didn’t realize was that he was a lot younger than me. He carries himself with such gravity. He is very attentive and focused. He has a watch company that he is building from scratch. Both Aldis and Kevin Bacon are great guys and they treat everyone well. That makes it a lot of fun to work there. “
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Watch “City on the hill”Sunday nights at 10 p.m. EST on Showtime or stream the entire series on the Showtime app.