AMC built its nearly indestructible reputation with critically-acclaimed, mesmerizing programming, so we're fairly willing to invest some faith in the network's newest series, Hell on Wheels. The post-Civil War-era drama, starring Anson Mount, Common, Dominique McElligott, and Colm Meany, will combine fiction with history to examine the lives of former slaves and soldiers adapting to the new America under the reign of the conglomerate railroad company.
This featurette offers some words from the cast and producers of Hell on Wheels, discussing the history of the period and the stories, characters and themes that will be explored in the series. In addition to interviews the featurette offers clips from Hell on Wheels' inaugural season, which will explore the rise of the transnational railway industry, as well as former Confederate soldier Cullen Bonnehan's (Mount) quest to avenge his wife's death.
Click here to watch a preview for the upcoming series, which will debut Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.