AMC Renews Hell on Wheels for a Third Season

Anson Mount in HELL ON WHEELS

“Yee haw! Season 3 is on, baby!”

Well this is a bit of a surprise: apparently word has AMC renewing their Western TV series “Hell on Wheels” for a third season. Coming off the very bleak ending of Season 2 (which saw the death of a major character that will surely piss off plenty of fans) and what is apparently yet another new direction for a show that, often times, seems not to know where it’s headed, the chances of a third season was looking pretty slim, especially since the entire Season 2 saw a ratings decline from its freshman debut.

According to reports, AMC has renewed “Hell on Wheels” for a 10-episode third season, which is the same number of episodes the show has had for its first two years on air.

“Hell on Wheels” stars Anson Mount as an ex-Confederate soldier seeking revenge on the men who killed his wife and child during the war. Well, in the first season, anyway. The second season sort of forgot all about that and went in an entirely new direction, with Mount’s character laboring to build the railroad across America.

Season 3 would seem to be continuing in this new-ish direction, with major changes to the show.

“Hell on Wheels” was created by Joe and Tony Gayton, and also co-starred Common, Colm Meaney, Dominique McElligott, and in later episodes, Virginia Madsen.

Via : TVLine