Get ready for some “wild West” weekends this summer. AMC announced today that the final seven episodes of Hell on Wheels will begin airing Saturday, June 11, followed by the premiere of the new Robert Redford-produced limited event series The American West.
The final season of Hell on Wheels draws toward the end of the line for Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and his work on America’s first transcontinental railroad. The final push to finish brings with it a reckoning for Bohannon and the men standing in his path: the bloodthirsty Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl); the mercenary Chang (Byron Mann); and the rapacious Thomas Durant (Colm Meaney). Bohannon contends with corruption, greed and murder as he leads the trek to complete the final stages of the building of the railroad from the Central Pacific through the Sierras and across the Utah desert to Promontory Point. While the railroad’s completion is certain, who and what will survive when the golden spike is finally planted remains in question — with no one more at risk than Cullen Bohannon. Hell on Wheels is executive-produced by showrunner John Wirth, Paul Kurta, Michael Rosenberg, Jeremy Gold, EVP Creative Affairs, for Endemol Shine Studios and Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes from Nomadic Pictures. The series also stars Robin McLeavy, Phil Burke, Jennifer Ferrin, Dohn Norwood, Tim Guinee, Reg Rogers and Angela Zhou.
The American West spans the years 1865 to 1890 and shows how — in the aftermath of the Civil War — the United States transforms into the “land of opportunity.” Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men. The eight-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The series is executive-produced by Robert Redford, Stephen David (The Making of the Mob: New York, The Men Who Built America) and Laura Michalchyshyn with Sundance Productions, and it features exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Ed Harris and more.
Hell on Wheels premieres Saturday, June 11 at 9/8c on AMC, followed by The American West at 10/9c. Watch a new trailer for both shows on AMC.com and sign up for more Hell on Wheels exclusives with the Insiders Club.Read More