The series examines the railroad’s institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction.
In Sunday's episode, "Bread and Circuses" Durant’s answer to the railroad’s latest financial problems spurs a bare-knuckle brawl between Cullen and Elam.
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HELL ON WHEELS tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His 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. Over time, HELL ON WHEELS chronicles this potent turning point in our nation’s history, and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.
HELL ON WHEELS stars Anson Mount (In Her Shoes, LAW & ORDER) as Cullen Bohannon; musician/actor Commonas Elam; Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell; Colm Meaney as Thomas “Doc” Durant; Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes; Philip Burke as Mickey McGinnes and Eddie Spears as Joseph Black Moon.