AMC Renews <i>Hell on Wheels</i>

AMC is expected to announce the renewal of its Western drama Hell on Wheels for a second season, The Live Feed reports. It marks the fifth of six original series on the cable network to make it beyond the first season; only Rubicon wasn't renewed.

Set against the backdrop of the construction of the First Continental Railroad, Hell on Wheels centers Cullen Bohannon (played by Anson Mount), a Confederate veterans who heads West after the Civil War to hunt down the Union soldiers who killed his wife. Created by Joe and Tony Gayton, the series also stars Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott and Christopher Heyerdahl.

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