AMC Renews HELL ON WHEELS For Second Season
Deadline.com reports that AMC has renewed its western series HELL ON WHEELS for a second season. The show premiered on the AMC Network on November 6th and has currently broadcast seven episodes of season one. The eighth episode of the series is set to air on January 1, 2012.
HELL ON WHEELS is a contemporary Western that centers on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, portrayed by Anson Mount, whose quest for vengeance has led him to the Union Pacific Railroad's westward construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Developed by Endemol USA and produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Nomadic Pictures, Hell on Wheels is created, written, and executive-produced by Joe and Tony Gayton (Faster, Uncommon Valor, The Salton Sea, Bulletproof).
In addition to Mount (City by the Sea, Cook County, ABC's Line of Fire), Hell on Wheels stars musician-actor Common (Just Wright, Date Night) as Elam, Dominique McElligott (Moon, The Philanthropist) as Lily Bell, Colm Meaney (The Conspirator, Get Him to the Greek) as Durant, Ben Esler (The Pacific) as Sean, Phil Burke (Mercy) as Mickey, and Eddie Spears (Into the West) as Joseph.
Shot on location in Alberta, Canada, the series is produced with assistance from the government of Alberta's film-development program.