Poster/Key Art: AMC’s Hell on Wheels | TVGuide.com
The new period drama from AMC will “roll out” Sunday, November 6th at 10 pm.
This means it will be paired with The Walking Dead, which I suppose makes sense.
AMC goes western with their new drama created by Joe and Tony Gayton, starring Anson Mount as an ex Confederate soldier bent on revenge, who heads out west and ends up working on the first transcontinental railroad.
The trailer doesn’t give much, even though it’s a minute and half. But the thing sure looks beautiful (then again what show on AMC doesn’t?). Hopefully it’ll be closer to their hits than their misses. Also this certainly means war with HBO. There ain’t room in this awards ceremony for the both of ‘em.
AMC is keeping its perfect pilot-to-series record intact with a series order toHell on Wheels, the 1860s drama pilot from Entertainment One and Endemol USA. The order is said to be for 10 episodes, including the pilot. Speculation about a pending series order for Hell of Wheels started shortly after AMC canceled drama Rubicon after one season as the pilot had just been screened to warm reception by the network brass, and the cancellation opened a spot on AMC’s full dance card.Set in post-Civil War America, Hell on Wheels centers on former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount) whose quest for vengeance has led him westward to work on the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad. The series was created and written by Joe and Tony Gayton who also serve as executive producers.
Today must be hip hop stars get cast in stuff day.
Common has scored another plum acting gig, landing one of the leading roles in a new AMC western that centers around the construction of the Transcontinental Road. The rap star, who recently charmed Queen Latifah in Just Wright, will play Elam, a biracial freed slave seeking his fortunes along the railroad line.