Exclusive: AMC’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ Is On the Right Track in New Photos

Hell on Wheels, the completion of AMC’s superfecta of earthly horrors (slavery, zombiesthe drug trade and advertising), has got a lot going for it. Its superior cast is led by Anson Mount, who tells the story of a post-Civil War era man on a desperate, hopeless quest for revenge against the men who murdered his wife, and Colm Meany, who plays the Machiavellian railroad investor who understands the necessities in villainy.

On par with its terrific acting and intriguing writing is the visual style of Hell on Wheels. The setting is a gripping picture of the era; the characters’ vibrance is as dense with literary value as the lines they deliver.

Below, we have four exclusive pictures from Hell on Wheels. Among those depicted are Mount, and rapper/actor Common, who plays Elam, a railroad worker with a grudge against the white population, and Dominique McElligott, who plays Lily Bell. 

Hell on Wheels airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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