American actor Matt Bomer and British actor Jonathan Bailey formed a close bond while working together on the show "Fellow Travelers." One memorable scene in which Bailey's character sucks on Bomer's toe helped develop their friendship. Bomer expressed his appreciation for their connection, saying, "We are bonded for life, for sure, as friends after having gone through this together." He also mentioned his love for Bailey. "Fellow Travelers" is based on a novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon and follows the love story of two gay men during the Lavender Scare era of the 1950s through the '80s. Despite the historical context, Bomer has found that viewers of all ages can relate to the characters in the show.
He expressed gratitude for the positive response, stating, "The fact that it's reverberated the way it has meant the world to me." "Fellow Travelers" received nominations at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. Bomer admitted he was surprised by the show's reception, especially as it launched during the SAG-AFTRA strike, which limited promotional activities. Bailey described working with Bomer as a "total joy" and sees the show as a significant milestone in his career. "Fellow Travelers" is available for streaming on Paramount+ with Showtime.