‘Hell on Wheels’ Season 2 Announced

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AMC has announced the renewal of Hell on Wheels for a second season. As the second highest rated series on the cabler, the new Western drama has averaged 3.2 million viewers since its debut.

The series tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town called “Hell on Wheels” that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time. It examines the railroad’s institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction.

The cast include Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon, the Confederate soldier hell bent on avenging his wife’s death; Colm Meaney as Thomas “Doc” Durant, a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times; musician/actor Common as Elam Ferguson, an emancipated slave working to achieve true freedom in a world entrenched in prejudice; Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell, a newly widowed woman trying to survive in a man’s world; Tom Noonan as Reverend Cole; Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes and Philip Burke as Mickey McGinnes, two young brothers looking to find their fortune in the new West; and Eddie Spears as Joseph Black Moon, a Native American man torn between his culture and the changing world around him.

The season finale of ‘Hell on Wheels’ will air on AMC on Sunday, January 15 at 10/9c.