Hell on Wheels - Season 6
- Seasons: 5
Based on true historical events, “Hell on Wheels” transports the audience back to post Civil War America and examines the struggles and hardships of rebuilding and repairing the country after the bloodiest war on American soil. The series examines the railroad's institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction, and the ravaging of the Native American land and people. The main throughline of “Hell on Wheels” is the story of Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and his quest for revenge over the death of his wife. Over time, “Hell on Wheels” chronicles this potent turning point in history, and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.