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Trivia: Hell on Wheels
  • Dueling Shows: The show frequently gets compared with Deadwood, another gritty revisionist television Western.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • "The Swede" is actually Norwegian. Not only that, Christopher Heyerdahl, the actor that portrays him, is Canadian (although he does have Norwegian heritage).
    • Irish actor Colm Meaney playing New Yorker Doc Durant.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Hey look! It's Chief O'Brien as the Railroad Baron! Made even funnier in episode three when the very Irish Colm Meaney (but playing a New Yorker) asks the Oirish McGinnes brothers why they left such a "beautiful country."
    • Captan Leland Stottlemeyer as Daniel Johnson in the pilot
    • Our favorite Wraith Todd is the Swede
    • John Druitt as the Swede (made even more pronounced when he shaves his head), and Henry shows up as a ex-Confederate bandit. Sadly, they don't share any scenes together
  • Irony as She Is Cast: According to an article in TV Guide, one of the reasons Anson Mount got the role of Bohannon was that the producers thought he had a rugged look to him and wasn't a typical Hollywood Pretty Boy. However, One of Mount's first major roles was as the Pretty Boy love interest (to Britney Spears, no less) in Britney's best-forgotten film début Crossroads.
  • Screwed by the Network: AMC tried to kill it for good by dumping season three on Saturday nights, pretty much the worst night on the schedule for anyone. Ironically, it actually outdid Low Winter Sun despite the latter having the suddenly cushy post-Breaking Bad slot, and ended up getting a fourth season because of that (although it's still on Saturdays).

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