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.
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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?
Uh-oh! Seems like AMC has landed itself in hot water with its series showrunners once again, as 'Hell On Wheels' season 3 may not be as done a deal as we thought. Earlier we'd heard about the renewal for the medium-rated AMC Western series, followed by the announcement that its creators would depart the show, and now it seems the showrunner himself has departed as well! So what does that mean for the future of 'Hell On Wheels'? Will AMC scrap its plans for a third season after all?
Yesterday, amid all the insanity of Hurricane Sandy we learned the surprising news from AMC that transcontinental railroad drama 'Hell on Wheels' would keep rolling for a third season, in spite of its mediocre ratings and lukewarm critical reception. An official airdate has not yet been set for the western series' return, but what will be different about 'Hell on Wheels' season 3? Might cast or creative depart the series?
She may have drifted quietly along, but by golly, 'Hell On Wheels' has kept chugging along. Several weeks after fininishing out its second, mildly-rated season, AMC has announced that it will bring the Anson Mount-fronted western series back for a third season, to be aired at an unknown date. But with the murky airdate, what's changed about the number of episodes for the third season? Does 'Hell On Wheels' have less track ahead of it?
You know, amid all the flurry of promos and information for the recently-launched fifth season of 'Breaking Bad,' or the millions of details scraped out of 'The Walking Dead' season 3, it's easy to get lost and forget that another of AMC's best series will be returning to the the airwaves soon, and hell will follow with it. So what's the latest from 'Hell on Wheels' season 2?
We suspect it'll be at least a few weeks before we get any kind of real trailer for either 'Breaking Bad's fifth and final season, or the sophomore outing of 'Hell on Wheels,' but after the explosive finale of 'Breaking Bad's fourth season finale 'Face Off,' we're dying for a taste of what new dangers Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will face in season 5. Or is Walt himself the danger again? The latest photos reveal...