Academy Award-nominated director Luca Guadagnino brings his unique cinematic style to television for the first time with We Are Who We Are. The critically acclaimed eight-part HBO series will premiere in Australia on Tuesday 3 November, airing weekly at 9.30pm on SBS VICELAND with a full season drop on SBS On Demand.
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.
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, who include 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.
Luca Guadagnino is a director, screenwriter and producer known for his visually arresting style and his affecting psychological portraits. His credits include the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated I Am Love (which is currently streaming at SBS On Demand), A Bigger Splash, the Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated box office hit Call Me by Your Name and, most recently, the cult film Suspiria (which will be airing in November on SBS VICELAND).
We Are Who We Are premieres exclusively on SBS VICELAND Tuesday 3 November at 9:30PM with episodes airing weekly and with a full season drop at SBS On Demand. While we wait, you can watch the trailer here: