Jonathan Bailey ofBridgerton fame is all set to return to the period era for an upcoming show. Along with Matt Bomer, the actors will be playing the role of secret lovers in the Showtime limited series, Fellow Travelers, which is set in the 20th century in Washington DC. The show is based on Thomas Mallon’s novel of the same name that tells the story of a State Department worker, Hawkins Fuller, played by Bomer, who meets a young, religious university graduate, Tim Laughlin, played by Bailey, who is a congressional aid and finds himself falling in love with him.
The eight-episode show is said to be a blend of an epic love story and a political thriller because the series is said to be set around the time when US Senator Joseph McCarthy and prosecutor Roy Cohn declared a war on “subversives and sexual deviants”. This led to one of the darkest periods in 20th century America in the 1950s, which was then followed by the Vietnam War protests in the 1960s and the AIDS crisis in the ’80s. Throughout the journey, Fuller and Laughlin keep crossing paths, deciding to follow their hearts and facing these obstacles together. Both the actors took to Instagram to share the news of their upcoming show for which they are super excited. While Fellow Travelers is said to begin its production in Toronto later this month they haven’t shared a release date yet.
Jonathan Bailey will also be coming back for season three of Bridgerton, where he played the role of Viscount Anthony Bridgerton. The show will also begin production in the upcoming months. Bailey fans, you’ve got a lot of fun stuff coming your way!