Sunday, January 1, 2012

PREVIEW: Sunday Night's Period Soap HELL ON WHEELS "Derailed" on AMC

HELL ON WHEELS all new on Sunday, January 1 at 10 p.m. ET on AMC. The show tells the story of Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) in post-Civil War America.

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 "Derailed," Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance.

Meanwhile, Lily (Dominique McElligott, pictured) struggles to find her place.

Watch a preview below.

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.

Photo Credit: Chris Large/AMC

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