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  • CSI:NY Set Visit

    CSI:NY Set Visit

    I visited the set of client and friend, David Von Ancken, as he directed an episode of CSI:NY. In the behind-the-scenes video, he walks me through a well-dressed set before a stunt ceiling collapse.

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  • AMC Renews ‘Hell on Wheels” — Directed and EP’d by David Von Ancken

    AMC Renews ‘Hell on Wheels” — Directed and EP’d by David Von Ancken

    AMC has announced the renewal of Hell on Wheels for a second season. The original series reigns as the second highest rated series on AMC, averaging 3.2 million viewers and 1.5 million Adults 25-54.* Season one’s finale is Sunday, January 15th at 10pm EST. Hell on Wheels is created and written by Joe and Tony Gayton, who also serve as executive producers. John Shiban, Jeremy Gold, Endemol’s SVP of scripted programming and David Von Ancken, who also directed the pilot, [...]

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  • ‘Hell on Wheels’ Premieres Huge for AMC

    ‘Hell on Wheels’ Premieres Huge for AMC

    Via The Hollywood Reporter: Westerns have continued to pay off for AMC. Sunday’s premiere of its post-Civil War Western Hell on Wheels, directed by Content Creator, David Von Ancken, opened to a 3.1 household rating and 4.4 million viewers, becoming the network’s second-highest series premiere in history, following The Walking Dead. Among key demographics, the Anson Mount starrer created by brothers Joe and Tony Gayton delivered 2.4 million viewers in adults 18-49, second to the Season 2 premiere of the [...]

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  • Making Hell on Wheels

    Making Hell on Wheels

    Think you know what it takes to build a train from styrofoam and wood? Watch how the crew of Hell On Wheels collaborates in bringing a functioning period locomotive to life. Hear from the cast and crew of AMC’s newest series which centers on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, whose quest for vengeance leads him to the construction of the first transcontinental railroad.

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  • AMC’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ Leads TV’s Wild For Western Trend

    AMC’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ Leads TV’s Wild For Western Trend

    Via The Hollywood Reporter: Long considered a dormant TV format, the Western series could be making a big return to the small screen. In addition to AMC’s Hell on Wheels, which bows in November and is set amid the building of the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1860s, the genre has become one of the most in-demand in TV development circles during the current cycle. TNT recently ordered to pilot Gateway, an action-adventure set in 1880s Colorado, from executive producer [...]

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  • AMC Announces Premiere Date for ‘Hell on Wheels’

    AMC Announces Premiere Date for ‘Hell on Wheels’

    Via The Hollywood Reporter: AMC’s upcoming drama Hell on Wheels has a premiere date. The network announced that the Western starring Anson Mount, Common and Colm Meaney will begin airing on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Ben Esler, Philip Burke and Eddie Spears co-star in the Joe and Tony Gayton-created drama. Hell on Wheels, set in post-Civil War America, examines the struggles and hardships of rebuilding and repairing the country after the war. The series revolves around Confederate soldier [...]

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  • AMC’s Hell on Wheels Trailer

    AMC’s Hell on Wheels Trailer

    Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife.  His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time. The series documents the railroad’s incredible feat of engineering and construction [...]

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