Is Fellow Travelers starring Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer on Netflix? (where to watch)

(L-R): Matt Bomer as Hawkins Fuller and Jonathan Bailey as Tim Laughlin in FELLOW TRAVELERS, "You're Wonderful". Photo credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/SHOWTIME.
(L-R): Matt Bomer as Hawkins Fuller and Jonathan Bailey as Tim Laughlin in FELLOW TRAVELERS, "You're Wonderful". Photo credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/SHOWTIME. /

Ever since it was announced that Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey and Echoes star Matt Bomer were teaming up for the new show Fellow Travelers, the series became one of the most highly anticipated new titles of the year. Thankfully, it’s finally here.

Based on the book of the same name by Thomas Mallon, the miniseries takes place in the 1950s and centers on two men in Washington D.C. who find themselves in the midst of a budding romance amid the backdrop of American politics

Read the official synopsis for the series via Showtime:

"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."

Where to watch Fellow Travelers

Fellow Travelers isn’t available to watch on Netflix. Rather, it’s a Showtime original series, meaning it’s available to watch on the cable network. If you aren’t a cable subscriber, the show can also be watched on Paramount+ with Showtime. In order to watch the show on Paramount+, you must have the subscription with the Showtime add-on, which costs $11.99 per month.

The series premiered on Sunday, Oct. 29, and while new episodes begin streaming on Fridays, Showtime airs new episodes on Sundays at 9/8c. The miniseries will consist of seven total episodes and complete its run on Dec. 10. So far, the series has been receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, landing a certified fresh rating of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

By next year, we will definitely be seeing Bailey and Bomer’s names in the running for Emmy Awards. I’m personally rooting for at least one of them to take home a long-deserved Emmy for their immense talents. Bailey made Bridgerton season 2 the best season yet as the season’s co-lead, and Bomer consistently turns in amazing performances, from White Collar and beyond. There’s no doubt they will both receive recognition for their latest incredible roles.

Even though the show isn’t available on Netflix, you can still watch similar shows on the streamer. For a period piece miniseries, try out Transatlantic, The Queen’s Gambit, and Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood. For more of the cast on Netflix, watch Bailey in Bridgerton and Crashing; Bomer in Echoes, The Boys in the Band, The Sinner, and the upcoming Maestro; and Allison Williams in Get Out, The Perfection, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Here’s the full main cast for the miniseries:

Watch the trailer for the series in the video below!

Will you be checking out Fellow Travelers on Paramount+ with Showtime?

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