Rolling Stone and MTV Interview Common; Forbes Credits Series As Leading Western TV


Common makes the interview rounds this week, while Forbes says the series is the first of a new trend toward televised Westerns. Read on for more Hell on Wheels media buzz.

• In interviews with MTV and Rolling Stone, Common praises Hell on Wheels for addressing complex racial and economic barriers.

Forbes mentions Hell on Wheels in an essay about the resurgence of Westerns on television, including a photo of Cullen Bohannon from Episode 5.

The Chicago Tribune suggests IMAX documentary Rocky Mountain Express for viewers whose interest in railroad history has been stoked by Hell on Wheels.

Hell on Wheels makes the Best of 2011 list at Yidio, which declares the show has "limitless promise."

Dominique McElligott opens up to AssignmentX about snagging the role of Lily Bell at her first-ever L.A. audition.

AssignmentX also talks to Hell on Wheels co-creator Joe Gayton about casting Hell on Wheels: "We always wanted to find our George Clooney before he did ER and I think we got him [with Anson Mount]."

Anson Mount gets high marks in Cinespect's review of his new film Cook County.

Common stops by 106 & Park to spread the word about his new rap album, The Dreamer/The Believer.

• Also putting in a talk show appearance is Anson Mount on Fox & Friends [no link].

Zap2It recaps Episode 7, "Revelations," noting that "Doc, of course, is now crushing on [Lily] pretty hard, as am I."