THE HELL ON WHEELS LOCOMOTIVE ADDS SAN DIEGO
TO ITS TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTE
As HELL ON WHEELS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON is Released on Blu-Ray and DVD (July 16), and Season Three Premieres on AMC (August 10), Entertainment One Brings a Little Bit of the Frontier to San Diego Comic Con
Attendees to the 2013 San Diego Comic Con will have the opportunity to travel the city in 19th century style aboard the steam locomotive from HELL ON WHEELS, courtesy of Entertainment One. Or, at least a San Diego Transit Trolley wrapped to evoke the earlier, pre-electric form of transportation at the center of the hit AMC-TV series. Working in conjunction with San Diego Transit, Entertainment One U.S.’s creative services department devised show-specific eye-catching full-color artwork to best re-create a little piece of the Old West in the New West.
The HELL ON WHEELS locomotive will steam its way into town for SDCC, and will be on the rails until August 4. Aside from generating buzz for the series, which is produced by eOne Television, it supports THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON, which hits blu-ray and DVD on July 16 in two extras-laden collector’s editions, as well as Season Three of the series which is scheduled for a special 2-hour Season Premiere on Aug. 10, 9/8c.
Hell on Wheels stars Anson Mount as former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, who is struggling to escape his demons from the recently fought Civil War. Colm Meaney stars as Thomas “Doc” Durant, a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times, and musician/actor Common is Elam Ferguson, an emancipated slave working to achieve true freedom in a world entrenched in prejudice. Hell on Wheels received a 2012 Emmy nomination for outstanding original main title theme music.
Centered on the lawless town known as Hell on Wheels that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, the series examines the railroad’s institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction. Hell on Wheels’ second season wrapped in October with an average of 2.4 million viewers and 3.2 million viewers with Live plus 7.