This time around AMC has their sights set on redefining the Western genre with a post-Civil War drama about the railroading of America. Hell on Wheels stars Anson Mount, as a vengeful Confederate, Common, playing and emancipated slave and Colm Meaney rounding out the cast as a corrupt rail entrepreneur.
Hell on Wheels seems to be another show that looks to make the lead character an anti-hero in the vein of Dexter, Deadwood and AMC’s own Breaking Bad. With The Walking Dead as a lead in, AMC is certainly giving Hell on Wheels it’s best chance success.
Check out the trailer below.
Hell on Wheels star, Common, was in the What’s Trending studio recently talking about the show and dropping some free-style backed up by our own Shira Lazar.