AMC is developing a Western themed project that’s currently titled Hell on Wheels. The title refers to a wagon train of whorehouses and casinos that travels across the Wild West during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. The lead will be “a former slave-owner and Confederate soldier” who is trying to track down the Union soldiers who raped and killed his wife. He’ll be played by Anson Mount, the fella in the header pic.
In addition to Mount, they’ve already casted Dominique McElligott, an Irish Actress who will be playing “An Intelligent woman taking care of her ill husband”. I’m really not familiar with either of them but there’s also talk that they’ve casted the rapper Common to play a mixed-race freed slave.
Since it’s AMC, there is a huge chance that this show will be amazing. If you don’t watch Mad Men you’re missing out on a good thing. And if you don’t watch Breaking Bad, I … I envy you. It means you can still find tension in other shows. It ruined me. And I’m ok with it.
AMC has this way of taking a man that an audience shouldn’t like and making him into someone that you really care about. That said, can an audience root for a former slave-owner with only vengeance on his mind? It’s almost an exercise in seeing how despicable a main character can be before audiences completely turn against the show.
What does the comment section think? Are you AMC fans? Because you really should be.