'We Are Who We Are': Release date, plot, cast, teaser and all you need to know about the HBO drama starring Kid Cudi
The series chronicles the lives of a group of teenagers who grow through their pains as they are raised on an American Army base outside of Venice, Italy
HBO has made a name for itself when it comes to hit drama series with a wide range of epic and scathing narratives. From 'Game of Thrones' to the recent 'The Outsider', HBO has almost always delivered it's best and in mid-September it is set to bring it's newest coming-of-age drama to the small screen with 'We Are Who We Are'. The series chronicles the lives of a group of teenagers who grow through their pains as they are raised on an American Army base outside of Venice, Italy. Finding identities and young adulthood are major themes of the series. Here is what we know about the drama so far.
'We Are Who We Are' premieres on September 14, 2020.
The official synopsis reads: "There’s a revolution going on inside of you. Set in 2016, 'We Are Who We Are' is a new coming-of-age story from Luca Guadagnino about two American teenagers who live on an American military base with their parents in Italy. The series explores typical teenage drama themes including friendship, love and overall confusion — only in this little slice of America in Italy."
Chloë Sevigny as Sarah
Sevigny is known for her roles as Lana Tisdel in 'Boys Don't Cry' (1999), Nicolette Grant in 'Big Love' (2006-2011) for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television in 2010 and Alicia Johnson in 'Love and Friendship (2016). For 'Boys Don't Cry', the actress won a BSFC award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999 and an CFCA Award, Independent Spirit Award, Sierra Award, NSFC Award and Golden Satellite Award in 2000.
Kid Cudi as Richard Harper
Cudi is a Grammy award-winning rapper, songwriter and an actor known for his roles as Benny in 'Need for Speed' (2014), Cedric in 'Two Night Stand' (2014), Francis in 'Westworld' (2020) and Domingo Brown in 'How to Make It in America' (2010-2011). He is also known for his soundtracks for 'Project X' in 2012 and 'Rampage' in 2018.
Other members of the cast include Jack Dylan Grazer known for 'It' as Fraser Wilson, Alice Braga known for 'Queen of the South' as Maggie, Spence Moore II known for 'All American' as Danny Harper, Jordan Kristine Seamon as Caitlin Harper, Faith Alabi as Jenny, Francesca Scorsese as Britney, Ben Taylor as Sam, Corey Knight as Craig, Tom Mercier as Jonatha and Sebastiano Pigazzi as Enrico.
Luca Guadagnino serves as showrunner, director, executive producer and writer for the series. Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani known for 'The Young Pope', Nick Hall and Sean Conway known for 'Ray Donovan', Riccardo Neri and Francesco Melzi d’Eril known for 'Call Me By Your Name' will also serve as executive producers. Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri serve as co-writers.
The official trailer for the show is yet to be released. Although, the network posted an intense teaser on July 27. You can watch it below.
It showcases the friendship of two strangers who become close after they realize they are the only two people who understand each other. Not to mention, seeing Cudi on screen gain will be a huge treat for many fans who have wanted the actor to delve more into action. He seems to play a dominant role in the series. The trailer reminds us of the hit series 'The End of The F***king World' with its cinematography and seems to tackle a lot of coming-of-age themes.
Where to watch
Catch 'We Are Who We Are' on September 14, 2020, at 10 pm on HBO.
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