Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey to cast LGBTQ+ drama

Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey has signed up for a new TV project called Travel companions.

According Varietythe actor is set to star in the Showtime limited series, but won’t be the only famous face in the cast.

american horror storyis Matt Bomer and get out actress Allison Williams will also star in the upcoming production, based on a 2007 novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon.

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Combining elements of political thriller and romance, Travel Companions is set in 1950s Washington DC and will follow the story of handsome and charismatic Hawkins Fuller (played by Bomer).

Accustomed to avoiding emotional entanglements, Fuller’s world is turned upside down when he meets Tim Laughlin (Bailey), a young man brimming with idealism and religious faith. The couple begin a romance at a difficult time, in the shadow of McCarthy-era Washington.

Fuller and Laughlin cross paths many times over the course of four decades, navigating through historical events such as the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the drug-fueled disco hedonism of the 1970s, and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.

Throughout their journey, the two men each face a series of obstacles in the world and within themselves.

Matt Bomer attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018

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Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner is on board to adapt Travel Companions for the screen and will also produce the romantic thriller. Bomer also takes on an executive producer role in addition to acting in front of the camera.

Production on the eight-episode series is set to begin in Toronto later this month.

As for Bomer’s co-star Bailey, Travel Companions isn’t the only TV series he has on the horizon as the actor is also set to reprise his role as Anthony in the third season of the hit Netflix drama. Bridgerton.

Bridgerton seasons 1-2 are now streaming on Netflix.

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Kimberly B. Nguyen