Best known for his roles in Magic Mike, The Normal Heart, and American Horror Story, Matt Bomer has been cast on Fellow Travelers as Hawkins Fuller – a financially successful man with a career in politics who tries to avoid romance in his life. Meanwhile, Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey has been cast to play Tim Laughlin, a recent college graduate that will make Hawkins catch all the feelings.
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. According to the official synopsis, “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.“
The two meet and embark on a romance at a very inopportune time, just as Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn declare war on “subversives and sexual deviants,” which began one of the darkest periods in 20th-century American history. Fellow Travelers follows five main characters – Hawk, Tim, Marcus (Jelani Alladin), Lucy (Allison Williams), and Frankie (Noah J. Ricketts) across four decades, 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.
This is a very busy time for Bailey who, besides getting cast on Fellow Travelers, is also set to come back for season three of Bridgerton on Netflix. Fans are excited to see Bailey playing a character who is actually gay and has a relationship with another man on TV. Thankfully, this will be happening very soon when the series drops on Paramount+ with Showtime on Friday, October 27 before its linear debut on Sunday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
In the meantime, scroll through to see sexy pictures of Fellow Travelers co-stars Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey.