Hell on Wheels (2011– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Western
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 28,815 users  
Reviews: 63 user | 53 critic

Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US... See full summary »

Creators:

,
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 May 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hell on Wheels" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hell on Wheels (2011– )

Hell on Wheels (2011– ) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hell on Wheels.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2014   2013   2012   2011  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Justified (TV Series 2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts
Deadwood (2004–2006)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker
Vikings (TV Series 2013)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes... See full summary »

Stars: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig
Sons of Anarchy (TV Series 2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior, Katey Sagal
Black Sails (TV Series 2014)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island".

Stars: Zach McGowan, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Longmire (TV Series 2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips
Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
Homeland (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. This is Spartacus.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett
Ray Donovan (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan
Banshee (TV Series 2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed... See full summary »

Stars: Rus Blackwell, Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Cullen Bohannan (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Thomas 'Doc' Durant (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Mickey McGinnes (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Eva (40 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Psalms / ... (33 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Elam Ferguson (32 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 The Swede / ... (32 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Ruth / ... (31 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Sean McGinnes (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
...
 Lily Bell (20 episodes, 2011-2012)
...
 Joseph Black Moon (20 episodes, 2011-2012)
...
 Reverend Cole / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Louise Ellison (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Edit

Storyline

Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west. Written by cc ardbeg

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Blood will be spilled. Lives will be lost. Men will be ruined.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

6 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell on Wheels: L'Enfer de l'Ouest  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Features Wes Studi, Tom Noonan, and Ted Levine. Sll of whom appeared in Heat together, and are regulars of Michael Mann films. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Cullen Bohannan: Dammit, Elam!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #30.78 (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Harsh Realism - with a touch of the things that made America Great.
15 November 2011 | by (Puyallup, WA (USA)) – See all my reviews

Watching this has reminded me of a series of Brutal Western stories I used to read by George G. Gilman called Edge.

Add to that is is reminiscent of my days as a Civl War reenactor.

They've hit the period history right between the eyes.

They have also portrayed the Corruption and the beauty of the times. The Scenes in Kansas are as good as it gets on the small screen. . The west made for hard people, or dead ones. And the writers and directors have pulled no punches in portraying things as they were. The Harlots don't look like they live in downtown Las Vegas, and the Protagenist makes mistakes.

This series has shown extreme promise in its first two episodes, and some Excellent human drama. I'm hopeful the writers will not allow that to go to their heads, and keep it gritty and harsh, without going over the top.


60 of 77 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What happened... tdobrien97
Would they have shown mercy had Ruth been a man defending his family? LukenSkybird
Moving The Brothal he88
I stopped watching after a few episodes - should I keep going? outlawstargod
Why Would You Wanna Be Known For Hanging A Women. ringking2006
Campbell isn't evil teestep
Discuss Hell on Wheels (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page