Into the West

2005, TV Show


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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... read more

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Hell on Wheels

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AMC revs up Hell on Wheels

Its upcoming drama, Hell on Wheels, focuses on a Confederate soldier whose... read more

AMC Revs Up Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

AMC has given the green light to Hell on Wheels, the network announced Wednesday.

Set after the Civil War, the series focuses on a Confederate soldier whose quest to avenge his wife's death at the hands of Union soldiers takes him west to work on building the first transcontinental railroad. The drama will explore what immigrants go through and problems faced by newly emancipated blacks, all against the... read more

Will TNT be bringing back a ...

Question: Will TNT be bringing back a second season of Into the West, or was it just a one-time miniseries? It was one of the most profound shows I ever watched and made me so ashamed of our ancestors who preyed on the Lakota. It made me think and read more about the atrocious acts against them, and I feel it should be shown to history students in school.
Answer: Then it sounds to me like this miniseries accomplished its mission. I actually preferred Broken Trail, because it didn't feel as preachy, but I appreciated the scope of Into the West, and it did pretty well for TNT last summer. It was a one-shot miniseries, and I haven't heard any talk of a sequel. It's available on DVD, if that helps ... read more

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Onetime West Winger Matthew Perry stars on Aaron Sorkin's Strip.

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Rumors of Speedy on ER, ...

Question: Rumors of Speedy on ER, rumors of Speedy on Alias — it's enough to drive the girls of FanForum crazy! What's the real scoop?

Answer: The real scoop is I have no clue if Speedman was ever up for the new agent role on Alias, but it's a moot point anyway: The role ended up going to Balthazar Getty (Into the West, Traffic).

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Dispatches from Into the West

Some Native American extras from TNT's hit 12-hour miniseries — airing Fridays at 8 pm/ET — recently alleged in a television trade publication that they were underpaid and overworked in frigid weather during the show's arduous four-month shoot in New Mexico last year.

Executives at TNT and DreamWorks refused to elaborate on the allegations, saying the Steven Spielberg production — which included 15,000 extras (many of whom were Native American) and a half-mile wagon train — "treated everyone with care." And that "we take these specific complaints seriously and will look into them immediately."

Irene Bedard, who plays Margaret Light Shines Wheeler, the daughter of a Lakota and a settler, confirms that weather on location was awful. "Snow and mud and wind... we were all cold," she says, adding that the low temperatures were harder on the Native American actors, who were wearing skimpier costumes, than on the white actors in settler read more

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Premiered: June 10, 2005, on TNT
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: An ambitious six-part miniseries detailing the exploration of the American West, tracing the clash of cultures between pioneers and Native Americans. The series (Steven Spielberg is among its executive producers) begins in 1825 and delves into the Gold Rush.



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