Hell on Wheels Renewed for Season 2

Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and Elam Ferguson (Common) in Hell on Wheels
Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and Elam Ferguson (Common) - Photo Credit: Chris Large/AMC
AMC will be bringing back its Western drama Hell on Wheels for a second season. The network just made the official announcement which came as no real surprise to anyone who’s been following along with the ratings. Hell on Wheels is AMC’s second highest rated series, averaging 3.2 million viewers which made the decision to bring it back for season 2 a real no-brainer.
The Hell on Wheels Plot:

Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to ‘Hell on Wheels,’ a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time. The series documents the railroad’s incredible feat of engineering and construction as well as the institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction. Over time, Hell on Wheels chronicles this potent turning point in our nation’s history, and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.