December 24, 2011 03:10:11 GMT
The post-Civil War drama becomes the fifth AMC original series, after 'Mad Men', 'Breaking Bad', 'Walking Dead' and 'The Killing', which make it past the first season.
Less than a month before it airs its first season finale, "Hell on Wheels" reels in good news for fans. The period drama that gave AMC its second-highest-rated series premiere behind "The Walking Dead" will come back for another season as Deadline reported that the network has renewed the series for a second season.
With the renewal, the series, which centers on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad after the Civil War, becomes the fifth AMC original series that make it past the first season. It follows the successful footsteps of "Mad Men", "Breaking Bad", "The Killing" and ''Walking Dead".
"Hell" was debuted on November 6, drawing a 4.4 million total viewers with 2.4 million in the 18-49 demo. The show, which shoots in Alberta, Canada, stars Anson Mount, Colm Meaney and Common. It will air its eighth episode on Sunday, January 1 at 10/9c with a season finale on January 15.