AMC will officially renew western drama, “Hell on Wheels” for a second season, according to a story by The Hollywood Reporter, marking the fifth of the channel’s six original scripted series to get pickups for the network.
The series debuted following AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in November with 4.4 million total viewers and has also found success with overseas audiences. The series follows a story that takes place during the building of the first transcontinental railroad and stars Anson Mount and Common.
Other scripted series poised to come back for another season include “Walking Dead” as well as “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” and “The Killing.”
The season finale of “Hell on Wheels” is set to run on Jan. 15. In the meantime, here’s a clip of Common getting a little merry on “The Chew.”