‘Fellow Travelers’ Trailer: Matt Bomer & Allison Williams Star In Showtime’s Decades-Spanning Limited Series

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There are just so many new series coming nearly every week, it’s difficult to keep track. Sometimes, series that seem like they’ll be huge hits just fall in the cracks because there’s just so much else to watch. So, forgive us if we forgot that “Fellow Travelers” is a prestige drama series coming to Showtime this month.

As seen in the trailer, “Fellow Travelers” is a limited series that aims to follow the lives of several people who lived through some of the most historically important moments in modern American history. Beginning in the ‘50s as they attempt to hide their sexuality, the series follows this group of people as they navigate the following decades, culminating in the ‘80s during the AIDS crisis.

The series stars Matt Bomer, Jonathan Bailey, Jelani Alladin, Allison Williams, and Noah J. Ricketts. “Fellow Travelers” is written and created by Ron Nyswaner, who is probably best known as the writer of “Philadelphia,” as well as the recent drama “My Policeman.” Daniel Minahan directed episodes of the show. He’s known for his various TV work including recent series such as “Halston,” “The Girl from Plainville,” “Ratched,” and “Hollywood.”

“Fellow Travelers” debuts on Showtime and Paramount+ with Showtime (they really need to work on a better name for that) on October 27. You can watch the trailer for the series below.

Here’s the synopsis:

Created by Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, Homeland), based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, FELLOW TRAVELERS is an epic love story and political thriller, chronicling the volatile romance of two very different men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington. Matt Bomer plays handsome, charismatic Hawkins Fuller, who maintains a financially rewarding, behind-the scenes career in politics. Hawkins avoids emotional entanglements – until he meets Tim Laughlin (Jonathan Bailey), a young man brimming with idealism and religious faith. They begin a romance just as Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn declare war on “subversives and sexual deviants,” initiating one of the darkest periods in 20th-century American history. Over the course of four decades, we follow our five main characters — Hawk, Tim, Marcus (Jelani Alladin), Lucy (Allison Williams), and Frankie (Noah J. 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.

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‘Fellow Travelers’ Trailer: Matt Bomer & Allison Williams Star In Showtime’s Decades-Spanning Limited Series

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