Despite a pretty great career leading up to the release of “Call Me By Your Name,” there are a large number of fans that really discovered filmmaker Luca Guadagnino from his Oscar-nominated work on that feature. And then to follow that up with a “Suspiria” remake might have been a bit of a sharp left turn for most. However, with his new HBO series, “We Are Who We Are,” it appears that Guadagnino is going back to what people know him best for—coming of age stories in Italy.
In honor of the announcement that “We Are Who We Are” is arriving this fall on HBO, the network released a quick teaser for the series which shows just enough to pique the interest of film fans. There’s the beach, showing the beautiful Italian coast that people love to see, as well as the leads, two young teens that are the heart and soul of the story. The two teens offer two different views of what it’s like growing up in a foreign country due to the military and exploring life and love as a young person.
The cast for Guadagnino’s new series is pretty great and includes Chloë Sevigny, Kid Cudi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Alice Braga, Spence Moore II, Jordan Kristine Seamon, Faith Alabi, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Taylor, Corey Knight, Tom Mercier, and Sebastiano Pigazzi.
“We Are Who We Are” is set to debut on HBO in September.
Here’s the synopsis:
Jack Dylan Grazer stars as shy and introverted fourteen-year-old Fraser, who moves from New York to a military base in Veneto with his mothers, Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Maggie (Alice Braga), who are both in the U.S. Army. Tom Mercier (Jonathan) plays Sarah’s assistant. Jordan Kristine Seamón stars as the seemingly bold and confident Caitlin, who has lived with her family on the base for several years and speaks Italian. Compared to her older brother Danny (Spence Moore II), Caitlin has the closer relationship with their father, Richard (Kid Cudi), and does not communicate well with her mother Jenny (Faith Alabi). Caitlin is the lynchpin of her group of friends, which includes Britney (Francesca Scorsese), an outspoken, witty, sexually uninhibited girl; the cheerful and good-natured Craig (Corey Knight), a soldier in his twenties; Sam (Ben Taylor), Caitlin’s possessive boyfriend, and Craig’s younger brother; Enrico (Sebastiano Pigazzi), a playful eighteen-year-old from Veneto, who has a weak spot for Britney; and Valentina (Beatrice Barichella), an Italian girl.