Hell on Wheels
2011
AMC
5 Seasons
57 Episodes
9.6
(5 votes)

Hell on Wheels Cancelled — AMC Series Not Returning for Season 6

Current Show Status
Hell on Wheels season 6 — Canceled
Latest Episode Aired Sat 7/23/2016 Done Season 5: Episode 14
Next Episode Show ended 57 episodes total

About the series

Hell on Wheels is a Western TV series that aired on AMC between 2011 and 2016. The last completed season was split between the summers of 2015 and 2016, with the series finale broadcast on July 23, 2016. The show was created by Joe and Tony Gayton and produced by Entertainment One, Nomadic Pictures, H.O.W. Productions, Endemol, Wirthwhile TV and AMC Studios.

The series chronicles the time between 1865 and 1869, following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad is at the core of the plot, and Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), the protagonist, is a man who has lost his wife and son during the American Civil War. Bohannon is an ex-Confederate soldier who now works as an engineer on the railroad and initially seeks revenge on the Union soldiers responsible for the death of his family, but later finds solace in his work.

Excellent reception and cancelation

The series has elicited mostly favorable response, and its epic portrayal of a diverse group of characters was praised. The viewership ratings held mostly steady throughout the series' run, with the expected season-to-season decline that a rare program manages to avoid. Hell on Wheels originally premiered to 4.36 million viewers, the network's second most-viewed launch after The Walking Dead, while the second part of the final fifth season averaged approximately 1.5 million viewers per episode. The series has an 8.3/10 IMDb rating, and was certainly well received with its tough realism, exquisite camera work and brilliantly portrayed intricate relationships between people. However, the fifth season of Hell on Wheels has originally been conceived as the final one, and thus the story ends. Farewell, it was an excellent run.

Episodes

Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1
#NameAir Dates
1Chinatown Jul 18, 2015
2Mei Mei Jul 25, 2015
3White Justice Aug 1, 2015
4Struck Aug 8, 2015
5Elixir of Life Aug 15, 2015
6Hungry Ghosts Aug 22, 2015
7False Prophets Aug 29, 2015
8Two Soldiers Jun 11, 2016
9Return to the Garden Jun 18, 2016
1061 Degrees Jun 25, 2016
11Gambit Jul 2, 2016
12Any Sum Within Reason Jul 9, 2016
13Railroad Men Jul 16, 2016
14Done Jul 23, 2016
#NameAir Dates
1The Elusive Eden Aug 2, 2014
2Escape from the Garden Aug 9, 2014
3Chicken Hill Aug 16, 2014
4Reckoning Aug 23, 2014
5Life's a Mystery Aug 30, 2014
6Bear Man Sep 6, 2014
7Elam Ferguson Sep 13, 2014
8Under Color of Law Sep 20, 2014
9Two Trains Sep 27, 2014
10Return to Hell Oct 4, 2014
11Bleeding Kansas Nov 8, 2014
12Thirteen Steps Nov 15, 2014
13Further West Nov 22, 2014
#NameAir Dates
1Big Bad Wolf Aug 10, 2013
2Eminent Domain Aug 10, 2013
3Range War Aug 17, 2013
4The Game Aug 24, 2013
5Searchers Aug 31, 2013
6One Less Mule Sep 7, 2013
7Cholera Sep 14, 2013
8It Happened in Boston Sep 21, 2013
9Fathers and Sins Sep 28, 2013
10Get Behind the Mule Oct 5, 2013
#NameAir Dates
1Viva La Mexico Aug 12, 2012
2Durant, Nebraska Aug 19, 2012
3Slaughterhouse Aug 26, 2012
4Scabs Sep 2, 2012
5The Railroad Job Sep 9, 2012
6Purged Away with Blood Sep 16, 2012
7The White Spirit Sep 23, 2012
8The Lord's Day Sep 30, 2012
9Blood Moon Oct 7, 2012
10Blood Moon Rising Oct 7, 2012
#NameAir Dates
1Pilot Nov 6, 2011
2Immoral Mathematics Nov 13, 2011
3A New Birth of Freedom Nov 20, 2011
4Jamais je ne t'oublierai Nov 27, 2011
5Bread and Circuses Dec 4, 2011
6Pride, Pomp and Circumstance Dec 11, 2011
7Revelations Dec 18, 2011
8Derailed Jan 1, 2012
9Timshel Jan 8, 2012
10God of Chaos Jan 15, 2012
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