Here’s some heavenly news for Hell on Wheels fans: AMC is bringing back the period drama for a fourth season — and with an increased episode order to boot, TVLine has learned.
The series’ recently-concluded third season averaged 3.3 million viewers, a surprisingly strong number considering its shift to the TV graveyard known as Saturday night. To reward its solid performance, AMC has expanded Season 4 (bowing next summer) to 13 episodes — up from 10 for the first three seasons.
“AMC has served passionate Western fans for three decades, so it is particularly gratifying to see these viewers capping off their Saturdays with an original Western on what has historically been a tough night of the week for television,” noted AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement. “Our commitment to the genre is unwavering and we look forward to continuing to super-serve this audience with an expanded fourth season of Hell on Wheels.”
Meanwhile, an AMC rep says no decision has been made on the fate of rookie drama Low Winter Sun.