Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who 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.

  1. Tony Gayton


  2. Joe Gayton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Anson Mount

    Anson Mount

    Cullen Bohannan

  2. Colm Meaney

    Colm Meaney

    Thomas 'Doc' Durant

  3. Robin McLeavy

    Robin McLeavy


  4. Christopher Heyerdahl

    Christopher Heyerdahl

    The Swede

  5. Phil Burke

    Phil Burke

    Mickey McGinnes

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Hell on Wheels

Season 5

2015 | 14 Episodes

Cullen Bohannon finds himself a stranger in a strange land: Truckee, California. Home to the headquarters of the Central Pacific railroad, this rough mountain railroad town teems with thousands of Chinese workers who are foreign in language, culture and traditions. While grappling with the challenges of corralling his new workforce, Cullen leads the Central Pacific’s herculean effort to tunnel through the Sierra Nevada mountains, sometimes achieving only inches a day in the race to complete America’s first Transcontinental Railroad.

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Hell on Wheels
Hell on Wheels



Status Ended


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  • TV-14


    This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m, 43m

Homepage http://www.amc.com/shows/hell-on-wheels



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