The American Western television historical drama series Hell on Wheels has been canceled despite running for five long years. The series based on the story of construction of America’s Transcontinental Railroad is set in the era of 1860s and follows the stories of greed and fraud behind all the process. It is rumored that AMC network is likely to order a mini spin-off series like it did for Fear the Walking Dead, which remains one of the most popular shows of the channel.
However, there seems a little hope for Hell on Wheels to get a spin-off order as there was a steep decline in the number of viewers over the season. The initial season got a satisfactory response, but it declined over the period, which ultimately got it axed from the network, as mentioned by TV Series Finale.
Series cancelation news was already up in April last year by the network with the renewal of Season 5, which was concluded earlier this week. Showrunner John Wirth stated that this show has been the highlight of his career and he is thankful for the entire cast, crew, writer team and network for the same.
The finale episode was titled Done that featured government hearings and unpredictable outcomes and finally the completion of Transcontinental Railroad impacting the lives of many. The finale got a mixed response by critics and audience embarking toward an exciting and focused end at least. The final stop arrives with rail magnate Thomas Durant, “Dreams don’t come pretty.”
AMC is yet to make announcement on the spin-off order on Hell on Wheels but there is already another Western content limited series under works titled The American West. The company president, Stephen David, revealed that it is based on the era of famous outlaws and lawmen who shaped the American history.
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