Set in the 1860s at the end of the United States Civil War, the series follows Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier, who is determined to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who murdered his wife. His quest for vengeance sends him westward to Nebraska's "Hell on Wheels," the lawless town that moves with the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad. However, things get complicated when a Cheyenne tribe attacks the construction of the railroad, determined to destroy the project because it is being built through their lands.
Hell on Wheels - S01E02 - Immoral Mathematics(Aired: 6 February 2013) Cullen fights for his life as he answers for his deadly actions. Lily struggles to survive in the wilderness, as Durant attempts to spin tragedy for political gain.
Hell on Wheels - S01E05 - Bread and Circuses(Aired: 4 December 2011) Joseph Black Moon and Reverend Nathaniel Cole travel into Cheyenne territory in hopes of a peace talk. Lily Bell and Thomas Durant discuss the future of the railroad construction. Cullen ... See full summary »
Hell on Wheels - S01E07 - Revelations(Aired: 18 December 2011) Durant and Lily travel to Chicago - he, to further discuss the railroad with Senator Crane; she, to meet with her deceased husband's family. The Irishmen from Hell On Wheels prepare to hang Elam. Cullen interferes and helps him escape.
Hell on Wheels - S01E08 - Derailed(Aired: 1 January 2012) A train is derailed by the Cheyenne. Durant orders Cullen to lead a team to track them. Lily moves out of Durant's coach and into her own tent beside the brothel. Tension mounts for ... See full summary »
Hell on Wheels - S01E09 - Timshel(Aired: 8 January 2012) Cullen and the search party find the natives who attacked the surveyor's camp and later derailed a train; Elam and Eva discuss their future, before getting a strange visitor; and the railroad crew reaches the important 40-mile mark.
Hell on Wheels - S01E10 - God of Chaos(Aired: 15 January 2012) Durant and Lily conspire to gain investors' interests. Sean and Mickey McGinnes exact their own revenge on The Swede. Elam and Eva each begin to see the future differently. Cullen tracks down the elusive Sergeant Harper.