First air date
November 6, 2011
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Cullen Bohannon is an ex-cavalry captain for the Confederate Army whose personal quest for vengeance has brought him to the First Transcontinental Railroad and into contact with the diverse personalities who reside in the settlement known as Hell on Wheels. Gifted with a commanding presence, he quickly assumes the position of railroad foreman and negotiates an uneasy standing with shrewd railroad magnate Thomas Durant while seeking the man who killed his family. Troubles are a constant theme at Hell on Wheels as Native Americans attack, violence erupts among the residing ethnic and cultural groups, and various other calamities affect the settlement.