Luca Guadagnino, director Call Me by Your Name and Suspiria, makes the leap to the small screen with We Are Who We Are, a series that will come to HBO next September.
The fiction follows two American children who live on a US military base in Italy and explores friendship, first love, and identity. The cast includes Chloë Sevigny, Jack Dylan Grazer, Alice Braga, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Spence Moore II, Kid Cudi, Faith Alabi, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Taylor, Corey Knight, Tom Mercier and Sebastiano Pigazzi.
Jack Dylan Grazer plays Fraser, a shy, introverted fourteen-year-old who moves from New York to a military base in Veneto with his mothers, Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Maggie (Alice Braga), both in the US Army. There he meets Caitlin, who has lived with his family at the base for several years and speaks Italian. He is the lynchpin of his group of friends, which includes Britney (Francesca Scorsese), a sexually uninhibited young woman; Craig (Corey Knight), a soldier in his twenties; Sam (Ben Taylor), Caitlin’s possessive boyfriend and Craig’s younger brother; Enrico (Sebastiano Pigazzi), an 18-year-old boy from Veneto; and Valentina (Beatrice Barichella), a young Italian woman.
We Are Who We Are is a co-production between HBO and Sky, and Guadagnino serves as showrunner, director, screenwriter, and executive producer. The filmmaker has in his filmography titles such as I am love, Blinded by the Sun, the remake of Suspiria and the acclaimed Call me by your name. The latter, starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, was nominated for an Oscar in 2018 in the Best Film category. The feature film also won a nomination for the best actor statuette for Chalamet and won the award for best adapted screenplay.