Well, now this is a surprise, in a manner of speaking. Following production issues that nearly derailed the series altogether and a risky move to Saturday nights, AMC's 'Hell On Wheels' season 4 will move full steam ahead in 2014. To boot, the Anson Mount-Common Starring transcontinental railroad drama will even receive an expanded episode order!
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After a few production setbacks nearly saw season 3 shut down, AMC’s transcontinental railroad drama ‘Hell on Wheels‘ will come to a more temporary halt this Saturday, October 5, airing its third season finale. “Get Behind the Mule” will see Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) dealing with deadly consequences, and we’ve got an exclusive clip of Elam (Common) mounting up for a rescue!
After a few production setbacks that nearly saw the series scrapped altogether, AMC's transcontinental railroad drama 'Hell on Wheels' finally returns for season 3 this Saturday, August 10, as part of AMC's big premiere weekend. The two-hour season 3 premiere "Big Bad Wolf" / "Eminent Domain" will pick up with Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) leading the transcontinental railroad effort, and we've got exclusive photos of Cullen, Elam and Thomas 'Doc' Durant back in the saddle for another explosive ride.
The madness of Comic-Con 2013 gave AMC the chance to show off its new wares in 'The Walking Dead' season 4 and the final eight episodes of 'Breaking Bad,' but period drama 'Hell on Wheels' season 3 presence was relegated to adorning the rails of the local trolley. Now, the cable network has made up for things with a few fresh trailers and behind the scenes documentary looking at Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount)'s latest ride!
Though AMC's period drama 'Hell on Wheels' may have circled the drain for a bit, the railroad-building series will officially return for a third season on Saturday, Aug. 10, returning Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) to the fold for another year of high-stakes Western action. The first official poster for 'Hell on Wheels' season 3 has arrived on horseback, so will it get fans excited enough to follow the series to Saturday nights?
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything concrete from AMC period drama 'Hell on Wheels,' which since overcame its behind-the-scenes struggles to begin production, but most recently endured a minor setback due to flooding on the Canadian set. The premiere has since been moved to Saturday, Aug. 10, so what spoilers from the new season have we already gleamed in the first six episode descriptions?
Just a few short months ago, 'Hell on Wheels' fans were dismayed to learn that the period drama's season 3 renewal was placed on hold after showrunner Josh Shiban and co-creators/executive producers Joe and Tony Gayton were announced to depart the series. Now under new show-runner John Wirth, the third season of AMC's transcontinental railroad drama has been given a premiere of August 3, curiously leading a new block of programming on Saturday nights.
A few months ago AMC's period drama 'Hell on Wheels' found itself in dire straits, as despite a season 3 renewal, showrunner Josh Shiban and co-creators/executive producers Joe and Tony Gayton were announced to depart the series. A third season of the acclaimed drama was put on hold until 'Falling Skies' vet John Wirth signed on to helm the series, putting it back on track to debut this summer. So, who's the first major new character to sign on for 'Hell on Wheels' season 3?
Given that FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' has proved the cable network's biggest success to date, we weren't surprised to hear that series creator Kurt Sutter would continue his partnerhsip with the network by developing additional programs. In addition to the bizare killer clown comedy we'd earlier heard about, Sutter has begun development of supernatural drama 'Lucas Stand' with former 'Hell On Wheels' showrunner John Shiban for FX, but what's the new drama all about?
We've heard rumblings of several new AMC projects lately, partly to compensate for the uncertain status of 'Hell on Wheels' season 3. The series had previously been renewed for a third year, but that renewal was cast into doubt when showrunner Josh Shiban and co-creators/executive producers Joe and Tony Gayton were announced to depart the series. Now, AMC has tapped John Wirth ('Falling Skies,' 'The Cape,' 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles') to fill the void as executive producer/showrunner, so is 'Hell on Wheels' season 3 officially back on the rails?