AMC’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ Gets Premiere Date

Railroad-centric Western to debut in November

Last Updated: August 5, 2011 @ 3:13 PM

AMC announced Thursday that "Hell on Wheels," its Western centered around the greed of the railroad industry and rebuilding the country after the Civil War, will debut Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET, following an episode of "The Walking Dead."

The ten-episode first season is written and produced by Joe and Tony Gayton ("Faster," "Murder by Numbers") and John Shiban ("X-Files," "Breaking Bad." Its ensemble cast includes "Star Trek: The Next Generation" alum Colm Meaney and actor-rapper Common.

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The show follows a Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) trying to avenge the death of his wife during the war. It follows the success of AMC's Western miniseries "Broken Trail."

AMC made the announcement to coincide with the Television Critics Association summer press tour.