Matt Bomer to Star in & Executive Produce Fellow Travelers for Showtime


Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, The Boys in the Band) is set to star in the limited series Fellow Travelers, which he will also executive produce for Showtime.

Co-produced by Fremantle with Showtime, Fellow Travelers is based on the novel by Thomas Mallon. It is part epic love story, part political thriller.

The limited series chronicles the volatile romance of two very different men who meet in the shadow of McCarthy-era Washington. Bomer will play handsome, charismatic Hawkins Fuller, who maintains a financially rewarding, behind-the-scenes career in politics. Hawkins avoids emotional entanglements—until he meets Tim Laughlin, a young man brimming with idealism and religious faith. Over the course of four decades, Hawkins and Tim 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.

Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) is creator and executive producer, along with Robbie Rogers (All AmericanMy Policeman)Daniel Minahan (Halston, American Crime Story: Versace) will executive produce and direct the first two episodes.

“As a thrilling and deeply moving exploration of character and American life in the latter half of the past century, Fellow Travelers shines an unprecedented light on stories that are as urgent today as ever,” said Jana Winograde, co-president of entertainment at Showtime Networks. “The series delivers us directly into an insider world of Washington rife with national consequences while drawing out the intimate moments that are profoundly personal and often heartbreaking. We are beyond thrilled to have Ron, Matt, Robbie and Daniel take us on this suspenseful and romantic journey.”