Fellow Travelers S1

26 April 2024

Fellow Travelers S1

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 that chronicles the volatile romance of two very different men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington. 

Emmy nominee Matt Bomer (David Oppenheim in Maestro, Donald in The Boys in the Band) was nominated for Golden Globe, Critics Choice, Screen Actors Guild and People’s Choice awards as the handsome, charismatic Hawkins Fuller, who has a rewarding behind-the scenes career in politics. Hawkins avoids emotional entanglements – until he falls in love with Tim Laughlin (Jonathan Bailey from Bridgerton and Broadchurch in a Critics Choice Award-winning performance), a young man brimming with idealism and religious faith. 

The story follows its central characters over the course of four decades, from the height of the Lavender Scare through the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the drug-fueled disco hedonism of the ‘70s, and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.

Already nominated for Best Limited Series at the Golden Globe, Critics Choice Awards, and GLAAD Media Awards, among other accolades, the show’s cast also includes Critics Choice nominee Allison Williams (Get Out, Girls, M3gan) and Golden Globe nominee Linus Roache (Homeland, Summer of Rockets). 

Fellow Travelers holds an 8.2/10 score on IMDb and 91% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with

AV Club saying it’s “as heart-wrenching as it is heartwarming,” and Variety praising Bomer and Bailey’s “electric chemistry,” saying, “Hawk and Tim’s relationship shifts over the decades, but their erotic intimacy and attraction reverberate off the screen.”