Hell On Wheels Preview: Common's Character Elam Sets His Boundaries

By Kelly West 2011-11-01 15:14:02 discussion comments
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In less than a week, AMC will premiere their new series Hell on Wheels. We have a clip from the premiere episode, which does a nice job of illustrating the times the characters were living in.

Hell on Wheels is a drama/western that takes place just after the Civil War in America. The series focuses on Anson Mountís character, a former confederate soldier, whoís on a mission for revenge against the Union soldier who killed his wife. He ends up heading west and getting involved with the people working on construction of the first transcontinental railroad.

In the clip below, Commonís character Elam sets his boundaries...



The above clip shows off one of the things Iím most interested to see in this series. In terms of the setting for the show, the Civil war is over and Emancipation Proclamation is in effect, allowing many slaves to leave their owners and pursue their own futures as free men and women. Thatís obviously a lot easier said than done, however, and it should be interesting to see how the African American characters in this series are portrayed and how their own attempts to find work and a life for themselves fits in to the over-all story.

Hell on Wheels premieres on Sunday, November 6th at 10/9c on AMC.
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