HBO Max and CBC renewed Sort Of, a coming-of-age story, for season three. The series centers on Sabi Mehboob, a multifaceted millennial who assumes various identities, including a seductive bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, the youngest kid in a big Pakistani family, and a de facto parent of a downtown hipster family.
The sophomore season of Sort Of premiered on CBC on November 15 and on HBO Max on December 1. It stars Bilal Baig, Gray Powell, Amanda Cordner, Ellora Patnaik, and Grace Lynn Kung.
The people associated with the series stated in a press release:
“It’s been such a creative and rewarding pleasure to sink deeply into the mess of the lives of these characters in season two. And I look so forward to continuing and expanding the mess, alongside Fab, our gifted writers, the generous teams at Sphere Media, CBC, and HBO Max, and our gorgeous cast and crew,” said Bilal Baig, co-creator, co-showrunner, executive producer and lead actor.
Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC quote: “Sort Of has made its way into the hearts of viewers and critics in Canada, the U.S., and around the world by embracing universal themes that we can all relate to, no matter who we love or how we self-identify. We are excited to continue our work with Bilal, Fab, HBO Max, and Sphere Media, and to keep sharing Sabi’s story with audiences everywhere.”
“Baig and Filippo, alongside our partners at CBC and Sienna Films, continue to deliver a heartfelt, empathetic and engaging story and we’re thrilled we get to continue following Sabi, their family, 7ven, and the Kaneko-Bauers on their journeys in the new season,” Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max.
Jennifer Kawaja, executive producer, Sphere Media quote: “We love these characters and are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working with CBC and HBO Max to explore their lives.”
Creators Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo are the showrunners and executive producers of the CBC and HBO Max Original series, which was made possible with the association of the Canada Media Fund. Also, Jennifer Kawaja of Sphere Media is an executive producer. Sphere Media is responsible for distributing the comedy series worldwide. Abacus Media Rights handles sales outside of the United States and Latin America.
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About Sort Of TV Show
HBO Max and CBC have renewed SORT OF for a second season, it was announced today. Created by Bilal Baig ("Acha Bacha") and Fab Filippo ("Save Me"), the critically acclaimed CBC and Max Original comedy debuted on HBO Max in November 2021 following its Canadian premiere on CBC Gem in October 2021. The series was an official selection of the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and made The Hollywood Reporter, The Globe and Mail and Vanity Fair's "Best TV Shows of 2021" lists. SORT OF also leads this year's Canadian Screen Award nominations with 13 nods, including Best Comedy Series.
"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, 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 unraveling conventional views of identity," said Jeniffer Kim, SVP, International Originals, HBO Max. "We could not be more excited to partner with CBC and Sienna Films on another season of this very special show."
"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," said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC. "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."
"It's been a wonderful experience to develop this show from the ground up with Bilal and Fab, and now to have the opportunity in Season 2 to dig even deeper," said Jennifer Kawaja, executive producer, Sienna Films.
Called "funny, tender, and humane" by NPR, "the kind of representation everyone deserves" by Mashable and "a small masterpiece of contemporary urban storytelling" by The Globe and Mail, SORT OF follows the journey of "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. Sabi feels like they're in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career. A coming-of-age story, SORT OF exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable... to anyone.
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. Sienna Films' Jennifer Kawaja is also an executive producer on the series. SORT OF is distributed worldwide by Sphere Media. Abacus Media Rights handles sales outside of the United States and Latin America.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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