"Hell On Wheels" transports audiences back to post Civil War America and examines the struggles and hardships of rebuilding and repairing our country after the bloodiest war on American soil. The series examines the railroad's institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction, and the ravaging of the Native American land and people, in the name of progress. The main throughline of "HELL ON WHEELS" is the story of Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and his quest for revenge over the wartime death of his wife. Over time, "Hell on Wheels" chronicles this potent turning point in our nation's history, and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.
Set in the 1860s it centers on former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan, whose quest for vengeance has led him to the Union Pacific Railroad's westward construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad.
Anson Mount ... Cullen Bohannan
Colm Meaney ... Thomas 'Doc' Durant
Common ... Elam
Dominique McElligott ... Lily Bell
Phil Burke ... Mickey
Original Title: Hell on Wheels
Creators: Joe Gayton, Tony Gayton
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 23.98fps
Audio: AAC 48000Hz stereo