Hell on Wheels Season 6 – Has it Been Cancelled?

Hell on Wheels Season 6

Are you one of those viewers who hate when showrunners suddenly cancel a web series or show without prior warning? Well, it looks like Hell on Wheels Season 6 has gone through a similar fate because AMC canceled the show after the fifth season.

This period’s history drama television series ran from 2011 to 2016 and was later canceled. If you are concerned about the show’s premise, it follows Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier who is determined to find the Union soldiers who murdered his wife.

We will take you along with all the details related to Hell on Wheels Season 6, its expected release date, and the plot as well.

When is Hell on Wheels Season 6 Releasing?

Hell on Wheels premiered in 2011 and since the beginning, the show managed to amass a dedicated fanbase and viewership, which explains why the show was renewed until the fifth season.

However, following the premiere of Season 5 in 2016, the creators and the network, AMC confirmed that they would not bring back the show. The initial news came as a shock since none of the viewers expected a cancellation.

Despite being a solid performer in terms of viewership with 4+ million views each season, the interest in the show gradually dipped as the show progressed and more and more seasons were released. This is one of the reasons why AMC decided to cancel the show after the fifth season.

That said, is there any chance of a return in the future? It does seem likely at this point at all.

What can we expect from Hell on Wheels Season 6?

If Hell on Wheels had been renewed for a sixth season, we can expect that the show would have continued to follow Cullen Bohannon and the other characters as they navigated the challenges of building the transcontinental railroad. The show would have also likely continued to explore the complex themes of race, violence, and redemption.

However, since it has been confirmed that the show has been canceled, there’s no point speculating “what if.”

Season 6 could have further delved into Cullen’s quest to find out the culprit behind his wife’s death and we could have further witnessed the conflict between the Cheyenne and Sioux tribes and the railroad workers.

Unfortunately, none of this is going to happen, so we should go ahead and binge-watch the first five seasons.

Who is returning to Hell on Wheels Season 6?

Since the show has been canceled and Season 6 isn’t happening, there isn’t going to be any cast on the show.

That said, if the show was returning, we could have expected most of the main cast to return, including:

  • Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon

Anson Mount

  • Colm Meaney as Thomas C. Durant

Colm Meaney

  • Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell

Dominique McElligott

  • Common as Elam Ferguson


  • Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede

Christopher Heyerdahl


Hell on Wheels Season 6 is unfortunately not a possibility in the future. AMC cancelled the show in 2016 and since then, no other network has picked it up. So, we can expect that the show will most likely not return in the future.


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