Matt Bomer to star in gay love story Fellow Travellers for Showtime
Queer must-see TV just got a brand new contender in Fellow Travellers, a limited series for Showtime starring out gay actor Matt Bomer that follows two men meeting over a period of decades and finding love along the way.
Only recently Jake Gyllenhaal was talking about his pride in the gay love story Brokeback Mountain and while this may not be a movie, it looks like it will have all the same feels when the eight part limited series drops, starting in 1950s Washington and going on from there.
The show, also billed as a political thriller is based on a novel by Thomas Mallon with Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) adapting it. The story ‘will span several decades as the two men cross paths amid the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the hedonism of the ’70s and the AIDS crisis of the ’80s’.
Showtime Networks entertainment president Jana Winograde said: “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. 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 can’t wait for this one to come out and will have our tissues at the ready. No news yet on when it’ll air but we’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, Here’s Matt on RuPaul’s talk show a few years ago.