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Anson Mount Lands Video Game Role; CarterMatt Likes Hell‘s Ratings

hell-on-wheels-405-cullen-mount-325This week, Anson Mount lands a role in a video game, while CarterMatt is encouraged by Episode 3′s ratings. Plus, CarterMatt previews what’s to come in the next episode. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports that Anson Mount has joined the voice cast of The Evil Within, a video game from Bethesda Softworks.

CarterMatt.com notes that the ratings for Season 4, Episode 3, “Chicken Hill,” did well: “This is great news for all those hoping to see the show renewed, and we still feel like it will if this trend continues from start to finish.”

CarterMatt.com previews Season 4, Episode 5, “Life’s a Mystery,” and wonders “what in the world is going to happen” to The Swede?
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MacKenzie Porter Talks to Huffington Post; Hell Costume Designer Chats With THR

hell-on-wheels-403-naomi-porter-cullen-mount-325This week, MacKenzie Porter talks to The Huffington Post, while Hell on Wheels‘ costume designer chats with The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, CarterMatt looked behind the scenes of “Chicken Hill.” Read on for more:

• MacKenzie Porter, the second actress to play Cullen’s wife, Naomi, tells The Huffington Post that Anson Mount “made me feel right at home, like I had been there from the start, so I was instantly relieved.”

The Hollywood Reporter interviews the show’s costume designer, Carol Case, who talks about the dirtiness of the clothes, how it’s “always a joke at the start of every season. I never think the clothes look right until we let the mud do its job as much as we can.”

CarterMatt.com checks out AMC’s behind-the-scenes insight for “Chicken Hill.”
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Hell on Wheels Digital Press Kit Now Available on amc.com

hell-on-wheels-season-4-poster-560If you’ve been searching for an in-depth look at the new season of Hell on Wheels, look no further: AMC’s digital press kit for Hell on Wheels Season 4 is now available on amc.com. This kit is typically made available only to the press, but now fans can experience this digital media package which includes video trailers, photos, information about the cast and crew, and more. Ready for an interactive look at Hell on Wheels? Launch it now.

Hell on Wheels airs Saturdays at 9/8c on AMC.

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Anson Mount Chats With Access Hollywood; MacKenzie Porter Talks to Calgary Herald

hell-on-wheels-402-cullen-mount-hatch-325This week, Anson Mount shows up on Access Hollywood, while MacKenzie Porter talks to the Calgary Herald. Plus, Deadline is impressed by the Season 4 premiere ratings. Read on for more:

• Appearing on Access Hollywood, Anson Mount characterizes Cullen as “one of those people who’s become addicted to conflict,” as a way of dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

• MacKenzie Porter, interviewed by the Calgary Herald about being the second actor to play her character, says, “I definitely wanted to make her my own and feel comfortable going to work everyday knowing that this is my character now.”

Deadline reports that the Season 4 premiere pulled in “quietly impressive” ratings that were even with ratings for the Season 3 premiere and finale.
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Anson Mount Takes EW Pop Culture Test; John Wirth Discusses Cheyenne Setting

hell-on-wheels-401-cullen-mount-325This week, Anson Mount takes Entertainment Weekly‘s Pop Culture Personality Test, while John Wirth discusses the show’s Cheyenne setting with The Vancouver Sun. Plus, the Toronto Sun recommends the series. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly hosts Anson Mount, who recites a scene from The Breakfast Club and talks about working on Hell on Wheels.

• Showrunner John Wirth tells The Vancouver Sun that, with the show’s Cheyenne setting, “What we’re playing is the knife edge between civilization and frontier.”

• Ahead of the Season 4 premiere, the Toronto Sun recommends the first scene of the new season “and see if it doesn’t hook you, or at the very least you’ll appreciate the look and feel and sharp dialogue that the series has to offer.”

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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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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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TVLine Showcases Season 4 Trailer; MacKenzie Porter Talks About Acting on Hell on Wheels

hell-on-wheels-401-thomas-meaney-maggie-horsdal-325This week, TVLine showcases a new Season 4 trailer, while MacKenzie Porter talks about acting on Hell on Wheels. Plus, the Season 3 DVD wins kudos from Phil’s Picks. Read on for more:

TVLine shares a Season 4 trailer and observes, “The new season of AMC’s Hell on Wheels is almost here — but it doesn’t look like every character is going to live long enough to enjoy it.”

Crave Online interviews MacKenzie Porter, who says the Hell on Wheels “scripts are brilliant. It’s every actor’s dream to work on a show with amazing writers and I am very fortunate to be living that dream right now!” Plus, Crave Online also has a video preview where viewers “get a glimpse of Cullen’s life inside Fort Smith…”

Phil’s Picks calls Hell on Wheels “one of TV’s top dramas,” ahead of the Season 3 DVD and Blu-ray.
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Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season Now Available on DVD and Blu-ray

hell-on-wheels-season-3-dvd-325Before Season 4 of Hell on Wheels premieres on AMC on August 2nd, home viewers can catch up on all the frontier action and drama with Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season, now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Entertainment One.

Credited for helping to modernize the Western genre, Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America. The lavishly-produced series documents the railroad’s engineering and construction, as well as institutionalized corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction. Chronicling this turning point in our nation’s history, Hell on Wheels shows how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.

The series focuses on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. Cullen’s journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot town that travels with and services the westward construction of the first transcontinental railroad. In Season 3, following the Indian attack that destroyed the railroad settlement, Cullen spends a long winter reshaping his lust for revenge into a burning ambition: to take control of the Union Pacific and drive it across the country.

The Season 3 cast includes Mount, Common, Colm Meaney, Christopher Heyerdahl, Jennifer Ferrin, Robin McLeavy, Ben Esler, Phil Burke, Kasha Kropinski, and Dohn Norwood. Bonus features on Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season include:

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