Anson Mount From Hell On Wheels Returns
November 2, 2016•10 min
Credited for helping to modernize the Western genre when it premiered in 2011, the top-rated, critically acclaimed AMC mainstay, HELL ON WHEELS, reached the end of the line when its final episode aired this past July. Across five captivating seasons, the lavishly produced series tells the story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. When his journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the transcontinental railroad, Bohannon finds himself a stranger in a strange land.
Chronicling a potent turning point in our nation’s history, HELL ON WHEELS documents the railroad’s engineering and construction, as well as institutionalized corruption, the immigrant experience, the rich history of Chinese workers and the plight of newly emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction, ultimately