AMC has renewed its Reconstruction-era drama Hell on Wheels for a second season, the
network announced Tuesday.
The series ranks as AMC's second highest rated, behind
zombie hit The Walking Dead,
averaging 3.2 million viewers and 1.5 million adults 25-54 in its first season,
according to Nielsen.
Its series premiere on Nov. 7 drew 4.4 million viewers and
2.3 million in the 25-54 demo.
Hell on Wheels'
first season finale airs on Sunday, Jan. 15.
Hell on Wheels is executive produced by Endemol USA with Entertainment One as the studio. Creators/writers Joe and Tony Gayton serve as executive producers along with John Shiban, Jeremy Gold and David Von Ancken.