A new contemporary Western series is about to air on this month and it’s going to keep you glued to your TV.
“Hell on Wheels” is a critically acclaimed, original American Movie Classics (AMC) series that tells the epic story of post-Civil War America. Following the stories of the lives of the men and women involved in the construction of the US transcontinental railway during the post-Civil War era, it especially focuses on a Confederate soldier, Cullen Bohannon (played by Anson Mount).
The show follows Cullen’s journey on his quest for vengeance through west, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the railroad construction, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time.
Whilst the series documents Union Pacific Railroad’s westward construction of the first transcontinental railroad’s engineering construction, it also speaks of institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of newly emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction.
Produced by Tony Gayton and Joe Gayton, Hell on Wheels chronicles this potent turning point in the US’ history and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be:
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The US premiere of Hell on Wheels on AMC attracted a whopping number of 4.4 million viewers; instantly catapulting the series to becoming the network’s second highest original series premiere in its history.
Hell on Wheels will soon premiere in Malaysia on Sundance Channel (Astro Channel 438) on the 21st of July (Saturday) at 8pm. Keep a look out for it!