As of May 2015, season five of "Hell on Wheels" is not available for purchase because it has not yet aired on TV. AMC plans to air the show during the summer of 2015, with the second half of the season airing the following summer. Each half contains seven episodes.
Season five is also the final season for "Hell on Wheels." During season four, the show averaged 3.4 million viewers in its Saturday night time slot. That season began during the summer of 2014 and ended the following November with a total of 13 episodes airing. The first three seasons of the show contained 10 episodes each.