November 7, 2014
AMC announced today that Hell on Wheels has been renewed for a fifth and final season. The western drama will return with 14 episodes to conclude the series, split between the summers of 2015 and 2016.
“With season five of ‘Hell On Wheels,’ we are proud to bring our trans-continental journey to conclusion for the large, loyal audience that has traveled with Cullen Bohannon and his crew for so many years,” said AMC President Charlie Collier in a press release. “We look forward to appropriately honoring ‘Hell On Wheels’ in this final season. Enormous thanks to the terrific writers, cast and crew for all they have achieved and for all that lies ahead in the Wild West.”
The show has three episodes remaining in Season 4, which is scheduled to wrap up on November 22. When the show bows out in 2016, it will cap a successful 5-year run of 57 total episodes.