Exclusive: TCM will premiere AMC’s western series Hell On Wheels in the UK in the summer, sources at the channel confirm exclusively to TVWise. I’m being told that nothing has been set in stone yet, but they are looking at either late May or early June as the likely time of year when the series will debut.
Hell On Wheels stars Anson Mount, Common, Colm Meaney, Dominique McElligott, Tom Noonan, Ediie Spears, Ben Ester and Phil Burke. The series revolves around Mount’s character, Cullen Bohannon, a former confederate soldier who travels west to the construction site of the first transcontinental rail road. However, Bohannon’s journey is not that of a former soldier looking for work. He is on a mission to avenge the death of his wife and son who were murdered by Union soldiers who he has tracked to the construction of Union Pacific’s railroad.
The series premiered in the United States on AMC in November as the network’s second highest rated premiere. Over the course of its first season, Hell On Wheels averaged 2.98 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. AMC has renewed the series for a second season which is expected to premiere in the United States in the fall alongside the third season of The Walking Dead.