Hawkins Fuller and Tim Laughlin attempt to keep their love a secret in this new clip for Fellow Travelers.
A GAY TIMES exclusive, the video shows Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey’s respective characters in panic mode after Tim – affectionately referred to as “Skippy” – unintentionally stays the night.
“You need to get going,” Hawkins tells a frenzied Tim, before asking him to“take the stairs” to avoid their forbidden romance being exposed.
Tim is forced to return to the apartment after forgetting his glasses, where one of Hawkins’ neighbours almost catches them in a moment of intimacy.
Check out the new clip from Fellow Travelers here or below.
Based on the novel of the same name from Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers chronicles Hawkins and Tim’s “volatile romance” in the “shadow of McCarthy-era Washington”.
Laughlin is described as “young man brimming with idealism and religious faith” who is optimistic about a post-WWII world, while Fuller “maintains a financially rewarding, behind-the-scenes” political career.
“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,” reads the official synopsis.
“Over the course of four decades, we follow our five main characters – Hawk, Tim, Marcus Lucy, and Frankie – 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.”
Directed by Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner, Fellow Travelers also stars Jelani Alladin (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) as Marcus, Allison Williams (Get Out) as Lucy and Noah J. Ricketts (American Gods) as Frankie.
The eight-episode drama airs 28 October in the UK and Ireland on Paramount Plus UK & Ireland and October 27 in the US on Paramount Plus (with the Showtime plan).