Here's When Gay Drama 'Fellow Travelers' Comes Out
Showtime's highly anticipated queer limited series Fellow Travelers is almost here. The network announced on Thursday the series' premiere date.
The series, which stars Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, The Boys in the Band), and Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton) as clandestine lovers is set to make its streaming debut on Paramount+ with Showtime on Friday, October 27, and it'll debut on Showtime on Sunday, October 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Fellow Travelers is being billed as an epic love story and political thriller. The series chronicles the forbidden romance of two very different men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington.
The show was created for television by Oscar-nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, Homeland) and stars Bomer, Bailey, Jelani Alladin (The Walking Dead World Beyond), Allison Williams (Get Out, Girls), and Noah J. Ricketts (American Gods). Bomer and Nyswaner executive produce the series with Robbie Rogers (All American, My Policeman) and Dee Johnson. Daniel Minahan (Halston, American Crime Story: Versace) executive produces Fellow Travelers and also directs the first two episodes. The seriesis co-produced by Fremantle and Showtime.
Created by Nyswaner and based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers chronicles "the clandestine romance of two very different men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington. Bomer plays charismatic Hawkins Fuller, who maintains a financially rewarding, behind-the scenes career in politics. Hawkins avoids emotional entanglements – until he meets Tim Laughlin (Bailey), a young man brimming with idealism and religious faith," according to the show's description.
The two begin a romance just as the Lavender Scare begins with a crackdown by the federal government on queer people — so-called "sexual deviants."
"Over the course of four decades, we follow our five main characters – Hawk, Tim, Marcus (Alladin), Lucy (Williams), and Frankie (Ricketts) – as they cross paths through the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the drug-fueled disco hedonism of the 1970s and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, while facing obstacles in the world and in themselves."
Catch images from the series as well as the teaser trailers below.
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