Word to the wise: Add Luca Guadagnino’s debut television series, We Are Who We Are, to your must-binge list for fall 2020.
The Call Me by Your Name director has joined forces with HBO for a TV project which debuts this September.
Naturally, the drama series has already been compared to Guadagnino’s critically acclaimed, award winning coming-of-age film from 2017. Still, the Italian director acknowledges that the show might have similar themes, but claims the eight-episode miniseries is full of of its own freshness and forward momentum, telling Variety:
Call Me By Your Name is about the past seen through the prism of a cinematic narrative and this is about the here and now. This is about the bodies and souls of now. I think they are so different.
So will We Are Who We Are will make a TV name for itself? Only one way to find out. But before we can start streaming, first things first. Here’s what we know so far about the miniseries.
We Are Who We Are release date
This eight-episode miniseries will be debut on September 14.
We Are Who We Are cast
Jack Dylan Grazer, Chloë Sevigny, Jordan Kristine Seamón, and Alice Braga star. Francesca Scorsese, Corey Knight, Ben Taylor, Sebastiano Pigazzi, Beatrice Barichella, and Kid Cudi also take on supporting roles in the series.
We Are Who We Are synopsis
HBO describes the series as:
A story about two American kids who live on a U.S. military base in Italy, the series explores friendship, first-love, identity, and immerses the audience in all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager – a story which could happen anywhere in the world, but in this case, happens in this little slice of America in Italy.
We Are Who We Are trailer
Watch the official trailer below and taste a slice of the highly-anticipated series.