home  |  celeb  |  music  |  movie  |  tv
Home > TV News

First Trailer for AMC's New Western Drama 'Hell on Wheels'

May 4, 2011, 4:38 am GMT

Set in America not long after the Civil War, the series follows a former confederate soldier who seeks revenge for his wife's death.



AMC has released the first sneak peek to its new series "Hell on Wheels". It features Anson Mount as a former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon who is seeking revenge on the Union troops who killed his family. His quest leads him to the Union Pacific Railroad's westward construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad.

Set against the backdrop of America post-Civil War, the Western drama documents the institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction. Over time, the show also chronicles this potent turning point in our nation's history, and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.

Rapper/actor Common stars as freed slave Elam, while former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Deep Space Nine" star Colm Meaney takes the role of big boss man Durant. Other stars joining the cast ensemble are Dominique McElligott, Ben Esler, Philip Burk and Eddie Spears.

"Hell on Wheels" is created by Joe and Tony Gayton. Production will officially begin on May 16 in Calgary, while the ten-episode first season will debut in fall.



More Hell on Wheels News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

The Monsters of 'Goosebumps' Revealed in Official Images

November 24, 2014, 11:10 am GMT

Former Model Jewel Allison Accuses Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

November 24, 2014, 9:18 am GMT

Fergie Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction During Her 'L.A. Love' Performance at 2014 AMAs

November 24, 2014, 8:55 am GMT

Gwen Stefani's 'Spark the Fire' Arrives in Full

November 24, 2014, 8:45 am GMT

NBC Shares Extended Sneak Peek at 'Peter Pan Live!'

November 24, 2014, 8:41 am GMT

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift Seen Hugging at the AMAs

November 24, 2014, 8:27 am GMT

First 'Into the Woods' Clip: Emily Blunt and James Corden Fight Over a Cow

November 24, 2014, 8:12 am GMT

Kim Kardashian Parties With French Montana in Abu Dhabi

November 24, 2014, 7:55 am GMT
Switch to Desktop Version.