January 16, 2017  
Home > News > TV

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

AMC has released the first sneak peek to its new series "". It features 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 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.



TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Teases Her Secret Project in Seductive Instagram Photos
  2. 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Could Have More Than Six Episodes
  3. Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore Stage a Star-Studded Anti-Trump Protest in NYC
  4. 'Good Behavior' Gets Season 2 Renewal
  5. Hailee Steinfeld Confirms Her Return for 'Pitch Perfect 3'
  6. Jenna Dewan Having 'Big Fight' With Channing Tatum Over Her Nude Photo
  7. Katy Perry Goes Blonde as She Throws Surprise Birthday Bash for Orlando Bloom
  8. Ariana Grande Flaunts Her Slender Body in Pics to Tease Her Upcoming Tour