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Hell on Wheels: Season 5 (2015-2016)




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A former Confederate soldier helps construct and expand the first transcontinental railroad, a task taken on after initially seeking revenge on the Union troops who killed his wife.


Anson Mount
as Cullen Bohannon
Colm Meaney
as Thomas "Doc" Durant
Jennifer Ferrin
as Louise Ellison
Philip Burke
as Mickey McGinnes
Chelah Horsdal
as Maggie Palmer
Mackenzie Porter
as Naomi Hatch
Tim Guinee
as Collis Potter Huntington
Reg Rogers
as James Strobridge
Tzi Ma
as Tao
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Hell on Wheels Season 5 was a strong last outing, from its new direction and characters to the conclusion of Cullen and the Swede's battle to making us continue to care about Cullen through all his ups and downs.

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Durant further embodies a harbinger that darkly foreshadows the shape of the American political landscape and a post-truth Presidency.

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Five seasons later, the series Hell On Wheels, has come to satisfying and bittersweet end with the completion of The Transcontinental Railroad.

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon, the onetime Rebel officer employed by the railroads, is the epitome of a Western star. He supplies his character the expected stoicism but also a range of emotions and conflicts.

October 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Hell on Wheels has made its final stop, but a freeze-frame of where it pulled in would shine bittersweet light on a country moving full-speed ahead like a train in vain.

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Luckily, there's a few new faces to help play out the morality saga that is Cullen Bohannon's every waking moment of life.

July 20, 2015 | Full Review…

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