Luca Guadagnino’s eight-part series We Are Who We Are has been acquired by BBC Three.
The series explores the highs and lows of being a teenager and trying to find your place in the world, tackling the intimacies of first love, friendship and identity, set on a US military base in Italy.
Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) moves to the military base in Veneto, with his two mothers Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Maggie (Alice Braga), who are both in the US army. At 14-years-old, Fraser is shy and introverted but develops a unique bond with fellow teenager Caitlin.
Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamón) comes across as confident and self-assured. She speaks Italian and has lived on the base for several years, unlike her older brother Danny (Spence Moore II), Caitlin has a close relationship with her father Richard (Kid Cudi), but struggles to communicate with her mother Jenny (Faith Alabi).
The glue that holds her friendship group together, Caitlin’s friends include the free-spirited, witty and sexually liberated Britney (Francesca Scorsese), the positive and good-natured twentysomething soldier Craig (Corey Knight), Caitlin’s controlling boyfriend Sam (Ben Taylor), Craig’s fun, younger, 18-year-old brother Enrico (Sebastiano Pigazzi), who has a crush on Britney, and Italian girl Valentina (Beatrice Barichella).
Luca Guadagnino, who was nominated for an Oscar and Bafta for Call Me By Your Name, commented: “With We Are Who We Are we are attempting to portray the here and now of two families, few generations, many exciting people. To see the world from their perspective it is what I am delighted to share with UK audiences.
“To do so thanks to the prestigious and remarkable BBC is an accomplishment and a soothing encouragement.”
Watch the trailer below: