The second season of AMC’s post-Civil War series Hell on Wheels returns this August, continuing the story of former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), whose journey west is filled with turmoil and danger as he struggles to leave a troubled past behind. Centered around the treacherous traveling town that follows and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, the series examines the greed and corruption in man’s constant fight for power. Hell on Wheels also stars Common as Elam Ferguson, an emancipated slave working to achieve true freedom in a world entrenched in prejudice; Colm Meaney as Thomas “Doc” Durant, a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times, and Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell, a newly widowed woman trying to survive in a man’s world. To survive and thrive in this lawless town, Bohannon is going to have to raise hell. Premieres Sunday August 12 9/8c, only on AMC.