If the past NBC show Parenthood collided with an army base, the result would be HBO’s new series, We Are Who We Are. 

Set in 2016, the show follows several storylines from teens and their parents that all stem from the foundation of being military families stationed in Italy. The story revolves around Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer), a kid who marches to the commands of his own voice. Fraser possesses characteristics that make him easier to understand as the show progresses.

Fraser’s mom, Sarah (Chloë Sevigny), is a colonel navigating the delicate balance between being the mother of a complex teenager and a loyal partner to her wife, Maggie (Alice Braga). These intertwining stories include the people around Fraser’s family like fellow Army brat Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamon) and her father, Richard (Scott Mescudi a.k.a.Kid Cudi).

Alice Braga and Chloë Sevigny in new HBO series, We Are Who We Are.

Maggie, played by Alice Braga and Sarah, played by Chloë Sevigny in We Are Who We Are.

This heartwarming series is directed by Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. In the past, Guadagnino has put his talents toward a multitude of films, documentaries and short films. This will be the first time the Italian filmmaker has used his skills for the medium of television. 

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In similar This Is Us fashion, each character will take viewers on their respective journeys of self discovery. Whether it be in the understanding of what a marriage takes, the many ups and downs of dating, the stability and certainty of a career direction or the personal preferences on how and who to spend their time with, the storyline reveals not only something about the characters, but possibly the viewer as well.

You can watch the first episode on HBO and HBO Max now.

Catch the series every Monday night at 10pm.

 

 

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