BBC Three Acquires Luca Guadagnino’s We Are Who We Are


The eight-part limited series We Are Who We Are, which marks the first TV series for Academy Award-nominated director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), has been acquired for BBC Three.

We Are Who We Are tells the story of 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 exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager.

The cast includes Chloë Sevigny, Jack Dylan Grazer, Alice Braga, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Spence Moore II, Kid Cudi, Faith Alabi, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Taylor, Corey Knight, Tom Mercier and Sebastiano Pigazzi.

An HBO-Sky series, it is produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment and by Mario Gianani for Wildside, both Fremantle companies, with Small Forward. Fremantle is the international distributor for the series.

Sue Deeks, head of program acquisition at the BBC, said: “We are so delighted that this beautifully observed drama will be enjoyed by BBC viewers—it really is very special.”

Jamie Lynn, executive VP, head of EMEA distribution, International, Fremantle, who brokered the deal with the BBC, added: “As a longstanding fan of Luca Guadagnino’s work, it’s a joy to introduce his television debut to U.K. audiences with the BBC. The series is fast becoming one of the most anticipated shows of the year, exploring universal issues such as identity, culture, gender and diversity, making it the perfect addition to BBC Three and its young adult audience. We’re proud to bring a premium HBO original series, from two of Fremantle’s renowned drama labels, to its U.K. home on the BBC.”