Hell on Wheels
Hell on Wheels comes back Aug. 2, plus the AMC Western—which parlayed Saturday evening success into an expanded 13-episode 4th season—will do have more than one new face. One which might shock fans is the fact that of Cullen’s young Mormon bride, Naomi. Initially played by Siobhan Williams, the smoothness had been introduced early final season whenever the railroad carved its means through her family members’s Nebraska homestead. Cullen (Anson Mount) had sex along with her when in the barn, however had to hold her cousin after her trigger-happy daddy blamed their son for killing of an associate for the railroad authorities. A kidnapped Cullen avoided being hanged by the Mormons (and masquerading Swede) at Fort Smith and married Naomi, who he’d learned was carrying his child in the season 3 finale. Canadian actress/singer MacKenzie Porter actions in to the part for period 4. Here, showrunner John Wirth describes the switch and teases what’s to come.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why ended up being the component recast?
JOHN WIRTH: We begin where we left down. As you’re able to imagine, having kept Cullen in a spot where he married this young girl together with a kid on route type of predicated the sort of tale we necessary to inform this year. We found ourselves within the position that is unfortunate of lost our actress: Siobhan Williams visited another series ABC’s Ebony Box, so we found myself in some scheduling disputes, and now we were not able to create her forward. We were variety of desperately considering how exactly we should handle this: Should we recast? Needless to say, whenever you have got that conversation, the 2 Darrens situation is often raised.