Showtime has given the green light to Fellow Travelers, an eight-part limited series based on the Thomas Mallon novel. The show will star Matt Bomer, who will also serve as an executive producer. Ron Nyswaner, the Oscar-nominated writer of Philadelphia, will create and executive produce the series. Fremantle, known for American Gods and The Mosquito Coast, will co-produce the show with Showtime. Daniel Minahan, who directed Halston and American Crime Story: Versace, will executive produce and direct the first two episodes. The series is set in McCarthy-era Washington and follows the romance of two men, Hawkins Fuller and Tim Laughlin, who meet during a turbulent period in US history. Over the course of four decades, they navigate through the Vietnam War, the disco era, and the AIDS crisis. Bomer has previously been nominated for an Emmy for his role in The Normal Heart and currently stars in HBO Max's Doom Patrol. The series will begin production in Toronto in July. Showtime's President of Entertainment, Jana Winograde, expressed excitement over the project, stating that it explores character and American life in a compelling way.