Jennifer Ferrin Joins ‘Hell On Wheels’ As Series Regular

Jennifer Ferrin has joined the cast of AMC’s Hell on Wheels as a series regular.

Ferrin will play Louise Ellison, a bright and flirtatious journalist who is hired by the New York Sun to cover the “story of the century,” the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Louise always finds a way to make sure there is a human element in her stories, but she is also thorough, blunt, and sticks to the facts.

The role finds Ferrin reunited her The Cape executive producer, John Wirth, who was recently named showrunner for Hell on Wheels.

Hell on Wheels wrapped its second season on October 7, 2012. The series was renewed for a 10-episode third season three weeks later. The series performed decently in the ratings in its second season, with only one episode drawing less than 2 million viewers. The season high was the sixth episode, “Purged Away With Blood,” which drew 2.70 million. The season low was 1.83 million for the eighth episode, “The Lord’s Day.”

Production of the third season of Hell on Wheels is slated to begin this spring, and the season is scheduled to premiere this summer.

Jennifer Ferrin most recently appeared as Molly on Fox’s TheFollowing. She also played Hannah on two episodes of NBC’s Deception. Ferrin also played Dana Faraday on NBC’s superhero drama The Cape. The series followed Vince Faraday (David Lyons), a cop who is framed for murder. Faraday drops off the grid and becomes a superhero known only as a cape. Dana is Vince’s wife and believes her husband is dead.

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