AMC has released a trailer for their new TV Western Hell on Wheels. Hell on Wheels is a contemporary western about post-Civil War America that focuses on a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife.
The soldier’s 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 documents the railroad’s incredible feat of engineering and construction as well as the 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.
The show stars Anson Mount as the soldier with Common, Dominque McElligott, Colm Meaney, Ben Esler, Philip Burke and Eddie Spears in supporting roles.
AMC has ordered 10 episodes of the show which will debut sometime in the 4th quarter.
Watch the trailer below.