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Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels tells an epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier, and his dramatic journey west as he struggles to leave his past behind. The show depicts the traveling town known as Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot that follows and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Hell on Wheels chronicles this potent turning point in American history and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.

Pilot
A Confederate soldier sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a lawless town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Starring Anson Mount, Colm Meaney and Common.

Hell on Wheels
  • RTÉ Two, Thursday, 9.00pm