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Call Me By Your Name director helming queer HBO coming-of-age series

Call Me By Your Name director helming queer HBO coming-of-age series

Luca Guadagnino at a press conference

Before Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino returns to the world of Psychedelic Furs and peaches, he’s got a new project on tap.

Guadagnino will co-write a HBO miniseries tentatively titled, We Are Who We Are.

The eight-part drama will follow two teens embarking on a journey of self-discovery one summer at an Italian military base.

Sound familiar?

What do we know so far?

According to a report in The Observer, New Yorker Fraser Wilson chalks up a relationship with Italian local, Caitlin Harper.

While their friends safely assume they’re in love, Fraser is hiding something.

The report said: ‘Fraser is actually missing his friend from home, Mark, while also developing an innocent romantic connection with an older soldier named Jason.’

Production is to begin in May 2019 for an early 2020 release.

The 47-year-old will write the network show with Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri.

Lorenzo Meili and Riccardo Neri will executive produce.

Guadagnino will direct the first two one-hour episodes (at least) as well as the season finale.

HBO have yet to comment.

But where is Call Me By Your Name II?

Guadagnino is treading familiar ground here, following the sleepy sexual awakenings in sun-splashed Italy seen in Call Me By Your Name.

Similarly, the coming-of-age movie saw a teen (Timthée Chamalet) fall for a 20-something American (Armie Hammer).

So, it’s safe to say Guadagnino will be in his element here.

The Italian director is coming fresh from the release of his stylistic fever dream remake, Suspiria.

But he has teased details of the sequel: ‘I’m already conceiving the story with [author] André Aciman. It’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards, so almost in the 1990s.

‘It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone. You’re gonna see a lot of the East Coast of America. They’re gonna go around the world.’

The gap gives fans time to speculate over what hotly-anticipated sequel will be called.

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