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Star Trek DS9's Colm Meaney Stars In AMC's New Series "Hell On Wheels" Premiering Sunday Night

Star Trek DS9's Colm Meaney Stars In AMC's New Series"Hell On Wheels" Premiering Sunday Night

Spanning two Trek series, Colm Meaney played the role of Engineer Miles O'Brien from the decks of the Enterprise-D to the halls of Deep Space Nine. Now he's starring in a brand new series for the cable network AMC called Hell on Wheels. In this contemporary western, Hell on Wheels centers on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, portrayed by Anson Mount, whose quest for vengeance has led him to the Union Pacific Railroad's westward construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Colm plays Thomas "Doc" Durant, a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times. As the railroad comes closer to completion and he becomes rich beyond his wildest dreams, he becomes more and more concerned about his place in history.

"He's not a very nice character. In many ways he's a crook, he's a liar, he's a cheater." Says Colm. "With any great project like this, the federal government is very involved and Durant was very clever at playing this game... He's a guy who's prepared to do what he has to do to get it done and not be concerned about posterity. He's truly an epic character of the era."

Hell on Wheels premiers Sunday night (November 6th) at 10/9c on AMC. You can learn more about the new series and Colm Meaney's character Durant at the official website here.

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