Ten Ways to Get Ready for the Hell on Wheels Season 4 Premiere This Saturday at 9/8c

hell-on-wheels-season-4-10-ways-cullen-mount-560Season 4 of Hell on Wheels premieres this Saturday, August 2 at 9/8c. Does the wait feel as grueling as the construction of the transcontinental railroad? Here are ten ways to kill your time:

1. Find out what lies ahead by watching “A Look at Season 4,” featuring interviews with cast members including Anson Mount (Cullen Bohannon), Robin McLeavy (Eva), MacKenzie Porter (Naomi Hatch), Jake Weber (John Campbell), and Phil Burke (Mickey McGuinnes).

2. Get a video introduction to the new characters you’ll be meeting in Season 4, including Naomi (MacKenzie Porter), John Campbell (Jake Weber), Marshal Jessup (Peter Benson), and Heckard (Billy Wickman).

3. Take a video tour of Season 4′s Cheyenne set led by Anson Mount for the inside scoop on featured locations including the Palmer House hotel and the offices of the Cheyenne Leader, as well as an up-close look at the amazing amount of detail put into each set.

4. Preview the new season with 12 sneak peek photos, plus a Season 4 cast gallery.

5. Get to know more about the upcoming season by reading an exclusive interview with Anson Mount in which he discusses the challenges Cullen will face and the biggest lesson he’s learned from playing the role.

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Indiewire Showcases Season 4 Trailer; Mercury News Previews New Season Ahead of Premiere

how302-cullen-325This week, Indiewire showcases the Season 4 trailer, while the San Jose Mercury News previews the new season ahead of Saturday’s premiere. Plus, Zap2it features Anson Mount talking about Westerns. Read on for more:

Indiewire presents a Season 4 trailer that features a “graphical time-lapse of a railroad and a city under construction” as the backdrop of a speech by Colm Meaney’s character Thomas “Doc” Durant.

• The San Jose Mercury News previews Season 4, noting that the “series left a lot up in the air at the end of Season 3, so fans will be glad to have a few questions answered this year.” [No Link]

Zap2it presents a featurette where Anson Mount discusses the anatomy of the Western, cautioning, “You have to both embrace a genre and be very careful of it at the same time.”
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Hell on Wheels Marathon Begins This Friday Leading Into the Season 4 Premiere

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The Hell on Wheels Season 4 premiere airs this Saturday, August 2. Looking to catch up on the Western series or to relive your favorite moments again? Starting this Friday, August 1 at 3PM/2c, old hands and greenhorns alike can binge-watch all three seasons of Hell on Wheels back-to-back, leading directly into the Season 4 premiere, “The Elusive Eden,” on Saturday night at 9PM/8c. Don’t miss your chance to witness all of the show’s jaw-dropping moments, from Cullen’s initial troubles in the lawless west all the way through last season’s heroic rescue attempt by Elam.

View the complete Hell on Wheels schedule.

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Video – Hell on Wheels Cheyenne Set Tour With Anson Mount

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Curious what goes into creating an entire period-authentic town? Watch Anson Mount, accompanied by Art Director Bill Ives and Set Decorator Paul Healy, host a behind-the-scenes tour of the recreation of Cheyenne, Wyoming built for Season 4 of Hell on Wheels. Get the inside scoop on featured locations including the Palmer House hotel and the offices of the Cheyenne Leader, as well as an up-close look at the amazing amount of detail put into each set.

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Hell on Wheels returns for Season 4 on Saturday, August 2 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Photos – Hell on Wheels Season 4 Cast Gallery

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The Hell on Wheels Season 4 premiere is just days away. You’ve already whetted your appetite by checking out 11 sneak peek photos from the new season — now take a look at 25 portraits of the Hell on Wheels Season 4 cast, featuring series stars Anson Mount (Cullen Bohannon), Colm Meaney (Thomas “Doc” Durant), Christopher Heyerdahl (“The Swede”), Jennifer Ferrin (Louise Ellison), Robin McLeavy (Eva), Phil Burke (Mickey McGinnes), Kasha Kropinski (Ruth), Dohn Norwood (Psalms), Jake Weber (John Campbell), Chelah Horsdal (Maggie Palmer), Ezra Dutson (Tayden Marks), and Mackenzie Porter (Naomi Hatch).

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Hell on Wheels returns for Season 4 on Saturday, August 2 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Hell on Wheels Q&A – Anson Mount (Cullen Bohannon)

HOW-Cast-S4-Cullen-325Anson Mount, who plays Cullen Bohannon on AMC’s Hell on Wheels, talks about the challenges Cullen will face in Season 4 and the biggest lesson he’s learned from playing the role.

Q: With three seasons now under your belt, has your approach to playing Cullen changed at all? 

A: Yes. My approach to Cullen has to change every season if you expect to have a character that’s going to develop at all — a character that has the same conflicts or the same issues all the time is going to grow very boring. Walter White was described as a man who transforms from Mr. Chips to Scarface, and I thought that was brilliant. I’m not sure if I can define an arc as clearly as that for my character, but my touchstone word this year is “maturity.” To Cullen, that means one thing towards the beginning of Season 4, and his approach towards that runs the risk of hamstringing him later in order to get through an interesting arc. I think it’s interesting because, in a way, Bohannon and Durant will be crossing paths this season — Durant’s going to the dark side, and Cullen is trying to pull himself out of the muck and do something that is beyond himself.

Q: Has it gotten easier or harder to play Cullen? Are you still discovering new things about him? Continue reading “Hell on Wheels Q&A – Anson Mount (Cullen Bohannon)” »

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CraveOnline Releases Video Preview of Season 4; Cowboys & Indians Talks with Creators

how3-eva-gallery-325This week, CraveOnline touts a video featuring the cast and creators along with clips from the upcoming season, while Showrunner John Wirth and producer Mark Richard talk with Cowboys & Indians. Plus, Technology Tell is excited for the release of the Season 3 DVD collection. Read on for more:

• Crave Online has an exclusive video preview of the new season of Hell on Wheels, featuring clips and interviews with the cast and creators. Carter Matt also reports on the video clip, summarizing what viewers can expect when the season unfolds.

• Showrunner John Wirth and producer Mark Richard share a little of what’s to come in Season 4 with Cowboys & Indians.

• Technology Tell reviews Season 3 with the release of Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season on Blu-Ray and DVD, calling the series a “wild, rollicking romp” and a “terrific modern-era western.” Hampton Roads breaks down the additional content available on the DVD set.

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Photos – Hell on Wheels Cast Bartends for Charity Event and Attends Calgary Stampede

hell-on-wheels-fundraiser-cast-560On Saturday, July 12, several members of the Hell on Wheels cast took a break from filming to take part in an intimate charity event at the St. James Corner Restaurant and Irish Pub in Calgary. The cast was on hand to guest bartend and tap a cask of “One Less Every Day” Whiskey Ale, brewed especially for the event by Calgary’s Village Brewery. Proceeds from the door, drinks and tips were donated to Green Calgary, a leading urban environmental non-profit charitable organization supporting Calgarians in taking effective environmental action in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities. Following the charity event, members of the cast attended the Calgary Stampede to watch the GMC Rangeland Derby, the world’s premier chuckwagon race. Check out a gallery of photos from both events.

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Hell on Wheels returns for Season 4 on Saturday, August 2 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Photos – More Sneak Peek Images From the Hell on Wheels Season 4 Premiere

hell-on-wheels-episode-401-doc-meaney-560Hell on Wheels returns to Saturday nights beginning August 2. Get a sneak peek now with seven new photos from the Season 4 premiere, featuring series stars including Anson Mount (Cullen Bohannan), Colm Meaney (Thomas “Doc” Durant, above) and Chelah Horsdal (Maggie Palmer).

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Hell on Wheels returns for Season 4 on Saturday, August 2 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Video – Cast and Crew Take a Look at What’s to Come in Hell on Wheels Season 4

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The Season 4 premiere of Hell on Wheels is less than three weeks away. What can fans expect when the AMC Western series returns? Find out what lies ahead with “A Look at Season 4,” a new video that features interviews with Anson Mount (Cullen Bohannon), Robin McLeavy (Eva), MacKenzie Poreter (Naomi Hatch), Jake Weber (John Campbell), Phil Burke (Mickey McGuinnes) and executive producer Mark Richard. Star Anson Mount says, “The whole subject matter of the series can be wrapped up in one word: ambition.”

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Hell on Wheels returns for Season 4 on Saturday, August 2 at 9/8c on AMC.

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