Tuesday, November 25, 2014

'Hell on Wheels' 5th Season Is The Last

Photo by James Minchin III/AMC.com


This show does not get written about often enough.  It is a great show that follows Cullen Bohannan played by Anson Mount during the Reconstruction era following the Civil War in America.  It follows his journey in helping with westward expansion of the US and hard life that comes with building a nation.

The finale of the fourth season aired this past weekend and it was announced that it would be renewed for a fifth and final season that will follow the formula AMC used for Breaking Bad. Splitting its final season over a two year span with a total of 14 episodes. According to Entertainment Weekly :

"We look forward to appropriately honoring Hell on Wheels in this final season. Enormous thanks to the terrific writers, cast and crew for all they have achieved and for all that lies ahead in the Wild West." said AMC president Charlie Collier."
This last season saw the deaths of a a lot of characters that were on the show since it began including Elam Ferguson played by Common.  Will Bohannan meet a similar fate in his quest for inner peace after the Civil War?  Will he be successful in building the transcontinental railroad?  Season five should answer all questions.

'Hell on Wheels' gets final season order, but there's a twist | Entertainment Weekly