AMC, home of critical favorites like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead, has always wanted to be just like FX. Now that FX has a western hit with Justified, it's no surprise AMC has its own Western all set for fall. It's called Hell on Wheels.
But it can't just be a straight-up Western. No, it needs to have a twist. Here Anson Mount stars as the world's sexiest Confederate soldier who ends up working on the Transcontinental Railroad while trying to avenge his wife by killing the Union soldiers who killed her. See, here the Confederates are the heroes. Way to deliver something both world-weary critics and conservatives still fighting the War of Northern Aggression will both love. Anyway, the show looks promising—for a western.