HBO has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming drama series We Are Who We Are, which marks Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s first foray into television. The eight-episode show takes place on a U.S. military base in Italy and stars Jack Dylan Grazer as a shy and introverted 14-year-old named Fraser who strikes up a friendship with the seemingly bold and confident Caitlyn, played by Jordan Kristine Seamón.
The series explores themes of friendship, identity, and first-love as Guadagnino uses his knack for aesthetic immersion to let audiences experience the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager. Indeed, this trailer will draw some comparisons to Guadagnino’s masterpiece Call Me By Your Name, but I think that’s only because he has such a distinct way of digging into the interior lives of his characters. I’m excited to see what a longform Guadagnino story feels like.
Check out the We Are Who We Are teaser trailer below. The series also stars Chloe Sevigny, Kid Cudi, Alice Braga, Spence Moore II, Faith Alabi, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Taylor, Corey Knight, Sebastiano Pigazzi, and Beatrice Barichella. We Are Who We Are premieres on HBO on September 14th and is a co-production with Sky, The Apartment And Wildside, and Small Forward.
Here’s the official synopsis for We Are Who We Are:
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.