Hell on Wheels

"Blood will be spilled."

So promises the poster for AMC's latest period drama Hell on Wheels.

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Set in the aftermath of the Civil War, the series tells the story of Confederate veteran Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), whose quest to avenge his wife's death at the hands of Union soldiers takes him west to work on building the transcontinental railroad.

The drama also explores the problems faced by newly emancipated slaves, many of whom still work for a meager wage for the corrupt and greedy railroad. Rapper Common (Date Night) stars as one such former slave, while Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation) plays a businessman looking to profit from the railroad.

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The cast also includes  Dominique McElligott (Leap of the Year), Ben Esler (The Pacific), Philip Burke (Law & Order) and Eddie Spears (Into the West). The series was created and written by Tony and Joe Gayton, who will also executive-produce the series.

Get your first look at the full-sized poster below. Hell on Wheels premieres Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10/9c on AMC.