“Hell on Wheels” is rolling into another season.
AMC has renewed the historical drama for a fourth season, the network said Thursday.
The fourth season, which will premiere next summer, will be expanded from its previous runs, airing 13 episodes as opposed to 10.
The show was moved from Sunday night to Saturday — which the network has traditionally devoted to classic western movies and television shows — for its third season, which enjoyed increased ratings for that season. In Live + 3 Day numbers, “Hell on Wheels” averaged 3.3 million total viewers for its third season.
“[Showrunner] John Wirth and his team on both sides of the camera delivered a remarkable third season and ‘Hell On Wheels’ fans responded,” AMC president Charlie Collier said while announcing the renewal. “We are so proud of this show and congratulate everyone who has contributed to its success. 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. 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.'”