AMC‘s upcoming western Hell On Wheels will roll onto UK screens.
The western, premiering this Sunday on AMC, has been picked up by Turner Classic Movies for UK broadcast in 2012.
Hell on Wheels has also been acquired for broadcast in Portugal, Spain, Eastern and Central Europe.
Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time. The series documents the railroad’s engineering and construction as well as institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of newly emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction. Hell on Wheels chronicles this potent turning point in our nation’s history and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.
You can watch the HOW trailer below: