Hell on Wheels
High Def

In Production

57 episodes - 60 Minutes

Plot Summary

The Civil War is in the past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount, Lost) can’t put it behind him. Fresh are the horrific memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers setting Bohannon on a course of revenge. Hell on Wheels is a contemporary Western series that tells the story of his journey, a story that rides on Union Pacific’s construction of the first transcontinental railroad.

After four years on the Union Pacific, former Confederate soldier and railroad Hell on Wheels man Cullen Bohannon finds himself in California – the land of opportunity, a haven of gold, a place of reinvention. It’s the location of a new Hell on Wheels: The Central Pacific Railroad, which unlike the Union Pacific faces constant threats as it struggles to make its way through the treacherous Rocky Mountains.

As Cullen faces his own mountain of challenges – adapting to an unfamiliar environment and the exotic, cultural traditions of his new employees, the race to unite the nation by rail comes to a thrilling head.


Anson Mount (Law & Order, Lost)
Common (Just Wright, Date Night)
Colm Meaney (Get Him to the Greek)
Jennifer Ferrin (Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife)
Robin McLeavy (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)

Additional Notes

Season Breakdown: S1: 10, S2: 10, S3: 10, S4: 13, S5: 14


  • AMC
  • Endemol