2005 – Into the West

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

Christian as Abe High Wolf Wheeler

Written by: William Mastrosimone, Cyrus Nowrasteh
Original Network: TNT
Number of Episodes: 2 (that Christian has starred in)
Production year: 2004
Original release: June 10 – July 22, 2005
Running time: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Other cast: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes

Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

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Episode Information

1.03 – Dreams and Schemes

Directed by: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Air Date: June 24, 2005

Gold fever spreads throughout the land bringing thousands of prospectors to California, and leaving a wake of destruction across Lakota sacred land. Greed overtakes Jethro Wheeler, who risks his life to strike it rich. In exile, Loved By The Buffalo continues to seek the prophet who will save the Lakota and their land. Meanwhile, back east, the election of President Abraham Lincoln divides the Union.


1.04 – Hell on Wheels

Directed by: Michael W. Watkins Air Date: July 08, 2005

The race is on as the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads lay down track across the U.S. bringing east and west together. Jacob Wheeler’s one son, Abe, joins the railroad crew, while his other son Jacob Jr. becomes a scout for the army. Jacob’s daughter Margaret and her photographer husband are captured by the Cheyenne, but her Lakota heritage saves them and they are adopted by the tribe. When the village is attacked by overzealous U.S. soldiers, many are murdered. Witnessing the brutality, Margaret decides to stay with her Cheyenne family.