“We went back to the scripts and did another draft of every script with the input of all the actors to make sure that we were reflecting what was going on in America now but with perspective of it being in the 90s,” showrunner Tom Fontana said at the TV press tour of the Showtime period drama's response to the police brutality protests. “We couldn’t say things like 'defund the police' or 'Black Lives Matter' because those terms didn’t exist in the 1990s, but we tried to indicate those situations as best as we could.” City on a Hill star Aldis Hodge added: “This show is one of those venues where I can communicate what’s going on, how it is going on. Even though it is set in the 90s we’re still living this in 2021. I’m proud to go to work everyday and be able to set into Decourcy’s shoes with his mission to show what the fight is, how to fight in a different perspective, how to fight from inside." ALSO: Watch City on a Hill's Season 2 trailer.