Wait, AMC Has a Post-Civil War Western in the Works?

How in god’s name did I miss everything (announcement, casting, the fact that this exists) on AMC’s upcoming post-Civil War western, Hell on Wheels, until today? No, seriously.

AMC’s upcoming drama Hell On Wheels, which will premiere later this year, is set shortly after the Civil War and follows a Confederate veteran (Anson Mount) as he heads west to work on the transcontinental railroad — and to seek revenge against the Union soldiers who killed his wife.

Facial hair! Old-timey weapons! Common! I love AMC and I love westerns, so naturally the two of them together pleasures me in a manner of which I an unaccustomed to being pleasured.

Sure, it looks a bit clean for a western, but still, that’s picking nits. [via vulture]

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