HBO Max and Canadian broadcaster CBC has renewed SORT OF for a second season, which follows the journey of “Sabi Mehboob” (Baig), a fluid millennial who straddles various identities, from the sexy bartender of an LGBTQ bookstore/bar to the youngest child of a large family. Pakistani, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Sabi feels like she is in transition in all aspects of her life, from sex and love to sexuality, family and career. Described as a coming-of-age story, “Sort Of” exposes the labels we once threw ourselves into as no longer applicable…to anyone.
“We are so excited to be able to dive back into the worlds of SORT OF and continue to explore the evolution of all of our characters (including new ones!) as they continue to investigate who they are in the world as characters. ‘friends, family, lovers and human beings,’ said Bilal Baig, co-creator, showrunner, executive producer and lead actor.
“Baig and Filippo’s honest and insightful storytelling is a lesson in untangling conventional views of identity,” said Jeniffer Kim, SVP, International Originals, HBO Max. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with CBC and Sienna Films for another season of this very special show.”
“‘Sort Of’ speaks to the complexity of being human with wit, warmth and an authentic sense of inclusiveness, courtesy of the distinct voices of Bilal and Fab,” said Sally Catto, Managing Director, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. “SORT OF has struck such a powerful chord with audiences, and we’re thrilled to be working with HBO Max and Sienna Films on the next chapter in Sabi’s story.”
The series is created by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, who also serve as showrunners and executive producers, and produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund. Jennifer Kawaja of Sienna Films is also executive producing the series. ‘Sort Of’ is distributed worldwide by Sphere Media. Abacus Media Rights handles sales outside of the United States and Latin America.