5 items from 2015
The ratings for Hell on Wheels have dropped lower and lower so AMC decided to end the series with season five. Will the fifth season's ratings be the show's best numbers yet or, will they drop lower. Will the execs regret not cancelling the show instead of giving it a final season? Stay tuned.
A gritty period drama that takes place in the 1860s, Hell on Wheels revolves around the institutionalized greed and corruption behind the building of America's Transcontinental Railroad as loyalties are abandoned and the race between the Central Pacific and Union Pacific lines intensifies. The cast includes Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Jennifer Ferrin, Phil Burke, Tim Guinee, Dohn Norwood, Reg Rogers, Byron Mann, A. Zhou, Tzi Ma, and MacKenzie Porter.
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The fifth and final season of AMC’s Hell On Wheels just had its debut this past Saturday , and thanks to the awesome gang at eOne entertainment, we’re giving away three Amazon giftcards, which can be used to purchase each episode as it comes out. Personally, I dig the show, with its gritty and highly entertaining plot and twists.
Starring Anson Mount and Colm Meaney, “Hell on Wheels” examines the institutionalized greed and corruption behind the building of America’s Transcontinental Railroad as loyalties are abandoned and the race between the Central Pacific and Union Pacific lines intensifies. In season 5, Cullen Bohannon (Mount) finds himself a stranger in a strange land – the mountain town of Truckee, Calif., home to the Central Pacific Railroad. This rough railroad town teems with thousands of Chinese workers, foreign in language, culture and traditions. Despite the challenges of corralling his new workforce, Cullen leads »
- Jerry Smith
Kurt Sutter is poised to return to FX with a new series. FX has given a series order to the new show from Sutter, who previously created Sons of Anarchy and wrote for The Shield, both of which were on FX as well. Titled The Bastard Executioner, the show’s first season will run for ten episodes, with Brian Grazer onboard as executive producer as well. Relative newcomer Lee Jones will be taking on the titular role, with Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Starred Up‘s Sam Spruell among the cast, alongside Sutter himself. The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys is also set to guest star on the series.
The show itself will make its premiere on FX in the fall, though a date has yet to be announced. The show’s synopsis, via FX’s press release, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
If there’s a place more dysfunctional than The O.C., Mischa Barton is about to pay it a visit.
Reg Rogers (The Americans, The Knick) and Tzi Ma (24, Million Dollar Arm) have signed on as series regulars for the fifth and final season of AMC's Hell On Wheels, joining Tim Guinee who was recently promoted to regular, and Byron Mann. Rogers, repped by Innovative Artists and Brookside Artist Management, will play James Strobridge, the tough-as-nails construction superintendent for the Central Pacific Railroad. Losing an eye to a blasting accident hasn't quieted his… »
5 items from 2015
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