12/23/2011 06:21 pm ET | Updated Feb 22, 2012

'Hell On Wheels' Gets Season 2

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the cable network is expected to announce a formal renewal of the Western drama starring Anson Mount and Common in the coming days.

The series, which revolves around the building of the first transcontinental railroad, became AMC's second-highest original series premiere when it launched in November behind the net's zombie hit The Walking Dead, drawing 4.4 million total viewers, and an impressive 2.4 million in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

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