Spoiler: ‘Hell On Wheels’ Star, Showrunner Detail Character’s Surprise Exit

Most series save the death of a major character for a dramatic season finale, but not AMC’s Hell On Wheels — not this year. Halfway through its fourth season, the post-Civil War-set show killed off one of its most beloved and original characters tonight with the death of Elam Ferguson, played by Common.

“It pulled at my heart because I really cherish the character Elam,” the actor and rapper said of the demise of the former slave, courtesy of a bullet from his de facto partner Cullen Bohannon, played by Anson Mount.

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alycakes2507d ago

This was so sad and but done so well. I didn't want to see his character leave the show but for some reason he did. I only have to believe that it was for a good reason.