Damian O’Hare to join the cast of “Hell on Wheels”

That’s according to a tweet by Anson Mount – the leading man of the show, so an official enough source for me. The show runs on AMC and series 3 will premiere on Saturday, 3rd August 2013.

What’s Hell on Wheels about?

“Blood will be spilled. Lives will be lost. Men will be ruined.”

Ok, obviously neither a comedy nor a romcom. Snatched from IMDB:

Cullen Bohannan, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west. Written by cc ardbeg

While I still haven’t given up hope for him to become the next Doctor (just you wait!), this sounds like the perfect environment for Western fan Damian! Plus he’s great in that genre; just look at Hatfields & McCoys, though, strictly speaking, that wasn’t a Western, but there were hats and horses, so there.

AMC has put up a helpful page for Hell on Wheels noobs like me:

New to the show? Here’s all you need to catch up.

More news as it comes; for now, congratulations to Damian on getting casted, and congratulations to the casting director on casting him. It’s always nice to hear of people with an impeccable taste…

Edit: good news for us on this side of the pond! I’ve just been informed that “Hell on Wheels” was picked up by ITV4. Rejoice, old world!

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