Fellow Travelers is a historical drama miniseries created by Ron Nyswaner. Based on Thomas Mallon‘s 2007 fictional novel of the same name, the Showtime series is set in 1950s Washington D.C. and it revolves around the relationship between Hawkins Fuller and Timothy Laughlin. After a chance encounter Hawkins and Timothy start a relationship that lasts for more than three decades. Fellow Travelers stars Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey in the lead roles with Jelani Alladin, Linus Roache, Noah J. Ricketts, and Allison Williams starring in supporting roles. So, if you loved the Showtime series here are some similar shows you could watch next.
When We Rise (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: “When We Rise” chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women, who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.
Angels in America (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Angels in America explores the politics, morality and the search for hope inside the complicated and turbulent New York City during the 80s, all of these through stories connected by six characters and an angel. Starring Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep and Al Pacino, this HBO Original received 11 Emmy Awards® and five Golden Globes®.
Tales of the City (Netflix)
Synopsis: Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, the new Netflix Limited Series Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Elliot Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.
It’s A Sin (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: 1981, and a gang of friends move in together, in the heart of London. As the decade unfolds, we follow their hopes and dreams, highs and lows, all coming out and coming of age. But a terrible new virus is on the rise, and they’ll need each other more than ever as the fight begins.
A Very English Scandal (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. His ex-lover Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) is putting Thorpe’s brilliant political career at risk so Thorpe schemes and deceives until he realizes there’s only one way to silence Scott for good.
Masters of Sex (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Masters of Sex is a one-hour drama starring Emmy® and BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen and acclaimed actress Lizzy Caplan, who will portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance, and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine and nearly a dozen appearances on Johnny Carson’s couch.
Looking (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Meet Patrick, Agustin and Dom: three 30-something friends living in San Francisco exploring the exciting, sometimes overwhelming, options available to a new generation of gay men. From HBO comes this comedy series that offers up the unfiltered experiences of these three close friends living–and loving–in modern-day San Francisco. Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is a video game designer getting back into the dating game in the wake of his ex’s engagement; Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) is an aspiring artist who questions the concept of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; Dom (Murray Bartlett) is a long-time waiter who is facing middle-age and unfulfilled dreams. Together, their stories intertwine within the progressive, unpredictable, sexually open culture of the Bay Area.