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Bilal Baig's Groundbreaking 'Sort Of' Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

The CBC original comedy is a co-production with HBO Max…

Sort Of, the critically acclaimed comedy created by former IN cover star Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, has been renewed for a second season. Sort Of originally premiered  on CBC Gem in October 2021 and premiered on HBO Max in November 2021.

“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 Baig.

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 A coming-of-age story, Sort Of exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable…to anyone.

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,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC in a release.

“Baig and Filippo’s honest and insightful storytelling is a lesson in unraveling conventional views of identity,” added 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.”

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.

No word on when the second season will drop, but in the meantime you can revisit the complete first season of Sort Of in Canada by streaming it on CBC Gem, CBC’s streaming service.

And, you can read our September/October 2021 cover story with Sort Of’s Bilal Baig right here.

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