Those hoping the filmmaker, Luca Guadagnino would be concentrating on the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ sequel will have to wait a little longer the ‘Suspira’ filmmaker is heading to HBO to get behind their new series ‘We Are Who We Are’.
As well as directing the first two episodes and the finale, Guadagnino is writing the project alongside Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri.
The single-hour, eight-episode series will be set on an army base in Italy and tell the story of two 14-year-olds named Fraser Wilson and Caitlin Harper.
Fraser is a detached teenager who hails from New York City who ends up moving to an Italian army base with his family due to a reposting while also experiencing his own confusing feelings about his identity. Becoming close to Caitlin the two embark on a period of self-discovery over the golden summer. Their friends think that he and Caitlin are a couple, but Fraser is actually missing his friend from home, Mark, while also developing an innocent romantic connection with an older soldier named Jason.
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Filming is expected to commence in May with an expected release of early 2020.
Guadagnino may have proved his metal in the coming-of-age, romance genre but last year he proved that he wasn’t a one trick pony with his ‘Suspira’ remake, a film that couldn’t have been any more different. Returning back to a genre that catapulted his name onto the lips of movie-loving audiences everywhere is sure to stir up a bit of excitement for the series.