The United States has just come out if one of its darkest periods, the Civil War. Brother vs Brother had fought in the war and now it's time to get back to work. Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) had fought on the Confederate side. He has a big chip on his shoulder as do most of the southern soldiers. Cullen has begun to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. Construction of the first transcontinental railroad is taking place and Cullen wants to be part of it. Cullen has secret motives and that is to take his revenge out the Union soldiers who killed his wife.
The west at this time was a lawless expanse of land where most could get away with anything. Now Cullen has become a fixture at the small town that follows the railroad as it continues its journey west. Season three concerns itself with the aftermath of an Indian attack that destroyed the settlement. Season three sees Cullen living through a long winter and how he changes his approach of revenge that seems to be what keeps him going. His ultimate goal is to take over the Union Pacific and continue its journey across the young country.
'Hell on Wheels' looks at the new immigration issue and also looks at how the African-American deals with some of their new freedoms. It also takes a look at how business begins to take shape. This show could be called a modern western if you'd like.
This really is a big turning point in the direction of our country. Eone is bringing this enjoyable show to DVD on July 15, 2014 and the quality of the show is very entertaining. The DVD is of the highest quality for sight and sound. This is one of those DVDs that you must put in that DVD library you have in your home. Along with Mount the show stars Colm Meaney, Jennifer Ferrin , Ben Esler and Christopher Heyerdahl. This is one show you just can't pass up so get out there this week and get this DVD into your library.