Hell on Wheels will start running out of track on Saturday, June 11 at 9/8c, when the first of the AMC series’ final seven episodes hits your TV box.
Leading out of HoW at 10 pm will be the premiere of the Robert Redford and Stephen David-produced The American West, an eight-episode limited series that will transport viewers “into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men” and feature interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon and Ed Harris.
The first half of the Hell on Wheels‘ fifth and final season, which was announced back in November 2014, aired last summer. Per AMC’s press release, the last seven episodes mark “the end of the line for Cullen Bohannon (played by Anson Mount) and his work on America’s first transcontinental railroad. The final push to finish brings with it a reckoning for Bohannon and the men standing in his path: the bloodthirsty Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl); the mercenary Chang (Byron Mann); and the rapacious Thomas Durant (Colm Meaney).
“Bohannon contends with corruption, greed and murder as he leads the trek to complete the final stages of the building of the railroad from the Central Pacific through the Sierras and across the Utah desert to Promontory Point. While the railroad’s completion is certain, who and what will survive when the golden spike is finally planted remains in question — with no one more at risk than Cullen Bohannon.”