The critically acclaimed comedy series Sort Of has been renewed for a second season by HBO Max and CBC. The series premiered on HBO Max in November, a month after its Canadian premiere on CBC Gem. It was an official selection of the 2021 Toronto Film Festival.
The coming-of-age storey follows Sabi Mehboob (Baig), a gender-fluid millennial who straddles various identities from sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family, created by showrunners Bilal Baig (Acha Bacha), who also stars, and Fab Filippo (Save Me). Sabi believes they are in transition in every element of their lives, including gender, love, sexuality, family, and job. Sort Of reveals that the labels we once put our hearts and souls into are no longer relevant – to anyone.
“We are so thrilled that we are able to dive back into the worlds of Sort Of, and to keep exploring the evolution of all our characters — including some new ones! — as they continue to investigate who they are in the world as friends, family members, l,overs and human beings” said Baig, co-creator, showrunner, executive producer, and star.
Jeniffer Kim, SVP International Originals on HBO Max, remarked, “Baig and Filippo’s honest and insightful storytelling is a lesson in unravelling conventional views of identity.” “We could not be more excited to partner with CBC and Sienna Films on another season of this very special show.”
Said Sally Catto, General Manager of Entertainment, Factual & Sports at CBC: “Sort Of speaks to the complexity of being human with wit, warmth and an authentic sense of inclusivity, thanks to the distinct voices of Bilal and Fab. Sort Of has struck such a powerful chord with audiences, and we are thrilled to work with HBO Max and Sienna Films on the next chapter of Sabi’s story.”
The show is a co-production between CBC and Sienna Films, a Sphere Media Company, with funding from the Canada Media Fund. Jennifer Kawaja of Sienna Films is also an executive producer on the show. Sphere Media distributes Sort Of all around the world. Outside of the United States and Latin America, Abacus Media Rights handles sales.
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