The third season of the AMC television series Hell on Wheels aired from August 10 through October 5, , and consists of 10 episodes. The season follows Cullen Bohannon as he abandons seeking revenge for the deaths of his family in order to continue to drive the westward expansion of Union Pacific Railroad , while battling Thomas "Doc" Durant for control. The third season features ten series regulars. Kasha Kropinski and Dohn Norwood are promoted from recurring status, and Jennifer Ferrin is added to the main cast. The third season premiered August 10, Creators Tony and Joe Gayton had stepped down as showrunners, but remained with the series as consulting producers. Wirth stated the third season would "be a western about work — the building of the railroad, the binding of the nation after the Civil War, and the rehabilitation of the men who lived and fought their way through those exploits. Filming of the third season was suspended on June 20, part way through the sixth episode, as the location was part of the mandatory evacuation area due to the flooding in southern Alberta.
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Even though Anson Mount was fully aware that the end was near, he was stunned when it finally arrived. Mount and his fellow players were shooting the last scene for the series finale, and they expected to spend an inordinate amount of time on take after take until every detail was spot-on perfect. Nobody knew what to do. It was like just this pall went over the whole set. And then, slowly, people started shaking hands and, before you knew it, we were out on the front lawn of this house that we rented, and we were popping Champagne. When the series premiered on November 6, , it began as a classic post-Civil War tale of retribution and revenge, introducing Cullen Bohannon, the Confederate Army veteran played by Mount, as a man implacably obsessed with finding, and killing, the Union soldiers responsible for the wartime deaths of his wife and son. His relentless pursuit took him westward, where he signed on as a foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad in the hope of tracking down another culprit. Nonetheless, Cullen certainly appeared hellbent on meting out rough justice, even as he proved himself exceptionally well-suited to the job of walking boss. Or even just about the building of the railroad.
Hell on Wheels A former Confederate soldier journeys to the Transcontinental Railroad to seek vengeance. Season 5. Video Extras from This Season. Hell on Wheels Series Wrap Up The cast and creators take an emotional look back on the series, discussing pivotal moments, how much the characters developed over the series and the impact the show made on the lives of the cast and crew alike. Hell on Wheels - The Golden Spike The minds behind Hell on Wheels explain the significance of the ceremonial completion of the railroad and what it meant for 19th Century Americans. Only on AMC. The cast and creators reveal the questions the final episodes will answer: Was it worth it? Can Cullen Bohannon be redeemed? And what lies beyond the railroad for the characters? Episode 1.
The fifth and final season of the AMC television series Hell on Wheels premiered on July 18, and comprised 14 episodes. The season was evenly split ; the first half aired in late , and the second half aired in mid AMC also announced the season would be split into two parts, with half the episodes to air in and the other half beginning July It's been really challenging to wrap up people's stories in a satisfying way [ Now, we've kind of clawed our way back to what I think is going to be a pretty good wrap up for the series. The Kananaskis Country park system, 40 miles west of the ranch, serves as the Sierra Nevada mountains the Central Pacific Railroad must cross.