Well, that was a suspenseful month or so, but AMC announced that they have renewed Hell on Wheels for a third season.
Hell on Wheels will have ten 1-hour episodes with new executive producer John Wirth at the helm. Wirth’s past experience includes such shows as V, Fallen Skies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and more. So I have not had my faith in the western series diminished any.
For fans of the series, I’m sure this is welcomed good news. Now, let’s see how things pan out for our sullen hero who once again, has lost that which he loved.
And I have to wonder if the Swede really is dead or not. No… really? We never saw a body, and when I don’t see a broken body, I don’t commit to the assumptions as easily.
via AMC press release
““Hell on Wheels” stars Anson Mount as former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan, who is struggling to escape his demons from the recently fought Civil War. Colm Meaney stars as Thomas “doc” Durant, a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times, and musician/actor Common is Elam Ferguson, an emancipated slave working to achieve true freedom in a work entrenched in prejudice. “Hell on Wheels” received a 2012 Emmy nomination for outstanding original main title theme music.
“Hell on Wheels” was developed by Endemol USA and is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Nomadic Pictures. Endemol Studios’ Head of Creative Affairs Jeremy Gold serves as executive producer. eOne’s Television CEO John Morayniss and EVP US scripted television Michael Rosenberg oversee production in partnership with co-producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes from Nomadic Pictures. Mark Richard is executive producer. “Hell on Wheels” was created by Joe and Tony Gayton, who continue to serve as consultants on the series.
AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman, Susie Fitzgerald and Jason Fisher, svp of production oversee “Hell on Wheels.”
Through an international distribution partnership, Endemol USA holds television distribution rights for the series across Europe and eOne handles rights in all remaining territories as well as worldwide rights for DVD/Blu-ray, VOD and Digital distribution.
Shot on location in Alberta, Canada, the series is produced with assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Film Development Program. “