AMC’s Hell on Wheels Season 3 Finale Tonight
By Space Coast Daily // October 5, 2013
finale set for 9 p.m. on AMC
ABOVE VIDEO: A sneak peak on the season finale episode of Hell on Wheels titled ‘Get Behind the Mule’.
The Hell on Wheels season 3 finale is set for 9 p.m. tonight on AMC.
Hell on Wheels is an American Western television series created and produced by Joe and Tony Gayton. Set in 1865 in Season One, 1866 in Season Two, and 1867 in Season Three, the series centers on the settlement that accompanied the construction of First Transcontinental Railroad, referred to as “Hell on Wheels” by the Union Pacific company men, surveyors, support workers, laborers, prostitutes, mercenaries, and others who make the mobile encampment their home.
CAST AND CREW FOR HELL ON WHEELS
It stars Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier who worked as a foreman on the railroad while attempting to track down the Union soldiers who murdered his wife and young son. He later becomes the chief engineer. The series is broadcast in the United States and Canada on the cable channel AMC and premiered on November 6, 2011.
It was developed by Endemol USA, under the stewardship of senior vice-president of scripted programming Jeremy Gold, and is produced by Entertainment One and Nomadic Pictures. In 1865, former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) journeys to the Union Pacific Railroad’s westward construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad to seek work and vengeance on the Union soldiers who killed his wife and son. Cullen gets hired by the railroad and supervises an all-black “cut crew”, including Elam (Common), whose job is to prepare the terrain for track laying.
Through conversation with the railroad foreman, Daniel Johnson (Ted Levine), Cullen learns more about his wife’s death. But tragedy strikes before the name of her killer is revealed to him. Thomas “Doc” Durant (Colm Meaney) begins his “mad, noble quest” to expand his Union Pacific Railroad westward in order to complete the transcontinental railroad.
Lily Bell (Dominique McElligott) accompanies her ailing husband, Robert (Robert Moloney), as he surveys the landscape for the Union Pacific. Robert is killed by the Cheyenne natives, and Lily must cope with being a widow on foreign soil. Reverend Nathaniel Cole (Tom Noonan) baptizes Joseph Black Moon (Eddie Spears), a Cheyenne, then takes him under his tutelage in the church. Season One ends with Bohannon killing a man he believes was responsible for the rape and murder of his wife only to discover that man was not there at the time, thus killing the wrong man.