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Showtime Announces Premiere Date For The New Limited Series Fellow Travelers

Showtime has announced that its upcoming limited series, Fellow Travelers, will make its streaming debut on Paramount+ beginning Friday, October 27 before its linear debut on Sunday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. The series will also premiere on Paramount+ on October 27 in Canada and on October 28 in all of the UK, Australia, Latin America, South Korea, Italy, Germany Switzerland, and Austria.

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Based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers is an epic love story and political thriller chronicling the clandestine romance of two very different men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington.

Showtime's new drama comes from Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, Homeland). The eight-episode limited series stars Matt Bomer, Jonathan Bailey, Jelani Alladin, Allison Williams, and Noah J. Ricketts. Bomer plays charismatic Hawkins Fuller, who maintains a financially rewarding (behind-the-scenes) career in politics.

(L-R): Matt Bomer as Hawkins Fuller and Allison Williams as Lucy Smith in FELLOW TRAVELERS, "Beyond Measurel". Photo credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/SHOWTIME

Hawkins avoids emotional entanglements until he meets Tim Laughlin (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, Lucy, and Frankie, 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.

Jonathan Bailey as Tim Laughlin and Matt Bomer as Hawkins Fuller in FELLOW TRAVELERS, “Bulletproof”. Photo Courtesy of SHOWTIME.

Bomer and Nyswaner will executive produce with Robbie Rogers and Dee Johnson. Daniel Minahan will executive produce and direct the first two episodes. Co-produced by Fremantle and Showtime. Fellow Travelers will premiere on Paramount+ and Showtime later this fall.

(L-R): Jelani Aladdin as Marcus Hooks and Noah J. Ricketts as Frankie Hines in FELLOW TRAVELERS. Photo credit: Courtesy of SHOWTIME


Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, The Boys in the Band)

Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton)

Jelani Alladin (The Walking Dead World Beyond)

Allison Williams (Get Out, Girls)

Noah J. Ricketts (American Gods)

Executive Producers

Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, Homeland)

Robbie Rogers (All American, My Policeman)

Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, The Boys in the Band)

Daniel Minahan (Halston, American Crime Story: Versace)

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