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Sun-Times Hails Hell on Wheels for Reviving Westerns; Common Named ‘Rising Star’ of 2012

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This week, the Chicago Sun-Times praises Hell on Wheels‘ Western “twist,” and Common is singled out for his strong performance as Elam. Read on for more Hell on Wheels news.

The Chicago Sun-Times credits Hell on Wheels with helping to modernize the Western genre on television.

• The Kansas City Star [no link] calls Common one of 2012’s “rising stars,” bringing “dignity and restrained fire to the part” of Elam.

• Media outlets continue to report on Hell on Wheels‘ Season 2 renewal, including the New York Post, C21Media and World Screen.

Screen Rant and Zap2It recap Episode 8, the latter calling the camaraderie between Lily Bell and Eva “pretty fantastic.”

The Calgary Herald puts the spotlight on the Canadian production company behind Hell on Wheels and other Westerns such as AMC’s Broken Trail.

Shockya names Hell on Wheels one of the top 10 television shows of 2011, calling it a “gritty, ultra-realistic take on the old West.”

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