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‘Hell On Wheels’ Gives AMC Its Own ‘Deadwood’

AMC is not content sitting on their goodwill for one second, choosing to forge ahead with original programming occupying every genre on God’s green earth. Today’s dispatch is from AMC’s Department of Western Affairs – “Deadwood” Division.

Premiering late this year, “Hell on Wheels” follows a Confederate soldier, played by Anson Mount, heading west to find the Union men who killed his wife. Who knew that revenge would play such a big theme in a Western?

Oh. Everyone.

Costarring in “Hell on Wheels” are Common, Dominique McElligott, Colm Meaney, Ben Esler, Philip Burke and Eddie Spears. Cause really, who could possibly imagine the Western frontier without Common?

Draw your own conclusions from this trailer, but only after I give you mine. It looks 100% percent like AMC’s version of “Deadwood.” Which is by no means a bad thing, but also not as pleasantly surprising as “Walking Dead,”"Breaking Bad,” or”Mad Men.” Much like I think of”Boardwalk Empire” on HBO, this show will probably turn out very well, but with few surprises.

Anyway, that’s my inference from 90 seconds of video. What thinks you?

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