Trailer for HELL ON WHEELS A New Western Series on AMC
Here's a great promo trailer for a absolutely fantastic looking new western TV series on AMC called Hell On Wheels. This show looks better than I could have imagined. If you've been reading the site for awhile then you know how much I enjoy westerns. This series looks just as good if not better than any of the westerns that we've seen on the big screen over the last few years.
The series tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier named Cullen Bohannon 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 examines the railroad's 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.
Hell on Wheels stars Anson Mount as a former confederate soldier named Cullen Bohannon. It was created and written by Joe and Tony Gayton, and AMC is the same station that brought us Mad Men and The Walking Dead. AMC also announced today that production will officially begin for their upcoming new original series Hell on Wheels on Monday, May 16th.
Check out the promo trailer for the TV series below and tell us what you think!