Tyler Young & James Paxton Star in New Gay Teen Crime Series ‘Eyewitness’
Young actors Tyler Young (dark hair) and James Paxton play secret gay lovers on the upcoming tense crime thriller in USA Network.
Teen love can be heartbreaking, but in ‘Eyewitness’, it could kill – literally.
Adapted from a popular Norwegian show, the crime series explores the repercussions of the killing in a small, sleepy town and how it threatens to expose the secret relationship between two gay teens.
Outsider Philip (Tyler Young) and popular kid Lukas (James Paxton) witness a murder during a romantic night at a cabin in the woods. When the boys become the killer’s next targets, Philip wants to tell his foster mom, who happens to be the town’s sheriff, what happened. Fearing he will be outed, Lukas hides evidence and gay bashes Philip at school.
The actors, who are straight in real life, both agree that the drama’s crime element serves as a metaphor for the anxiety about coming out.
‘Eyewitness’ premieres on USA October 16 at 10/9c. Watch trailer: