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‘Call Me By Your Name’ director creates provocative, homoerotic new show for HBO

Fresh off the success of Call Me By Your Name and the acclaimed Suspiria remake, director Luca Guadagnino has inked a deal with HBO to create and direct a new miniseries.

The new show, written with writers Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri, bears the tentative title We Are Who We Are, and like Call Me By Your Name, the plot tells a love story set against an Italian backdrop. We Are Who We Are follows American teenager Frasier Wilson who gets relocated to a military base in Italy courtesy of his army Colonel mom, and her wife. There, he befriends another teen named Caitlin. Gossip around the base speculates that Frasier and Caitlin have fallen in love, but the young American has a secret: he actually opines for his friend Mark back in New York, and also develops a romantic connection with a soldier named Jason.

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Much in the same way Call Me By Your Name examined first love and coming-of-age over a summer, We Are Who We Are will create a story of youthful self-exploration and personal growth.

The series heads into production this May, with a release date set for 2020. Guadagnino also still plans to direct the sequel to Call Me By Your Name which will reunite Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, tracing the evolution of their relationship five years after the original film takes place.