By Lynette Rice
Updated October 29, 2012 at 07:22 PM EDT
Frank Ockenfels/AMC

AMC is giving a show of confidence to Hell on Wheels, its two-year-old western that kicked off with former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) helping to build the transcontinental railroad.

The cable network ordered 10 more episodes of the drama. It’s unclear when they will air.

The series that also stars Colm Meaney and Common averaged 2.4 million in its second season.