NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. cable television network AMC says it has renewed its original western drama "Hell on Wheels" for an expanded fourth season to premiere next summer.
"John Wirth and his team on both sides of the camera delivered a remarkable third season and 'Hell on Wheels' fans responded. We are so proud of this show and congratulate everyone who has contributed to its success," Charlie Collier, AMC's president, said in a statement Thursday. "AMC has served passionate western fans for three decades, so it is particularly gratifying to see these viewers capping off their Saturdays with an original Western on what has historically been a tough night of the week for television. Our commitment to the genre is unwavering and we look forward to continuing to super-serve this audience with an expanded fourth season of 'Hell on Wheels.'"
Season 4 will consist of 13 episodes, while the previous three seasons included only 10 hours.
The show stars Anson Mount, Colm Meaney and Common.