Sort Of Season 2 gets the green light from HBO Max and CBC

Sort Of Season 2, HBO Max, CBC, Bilal Baig

HBO Max and CBC have ordered another season of the critically-acclaimed comedy series Sort Of. Created by Bilal Baig (Acha Bacha), who also stars, and Fab Filippo (Save Me), Sort Of season 2 will continue the journey of Sabi Mehboob, a gender-fluid millennial who straddles various identities from a 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. Sort Of exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable… to anyone.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, 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.

The cast also includes Gray Powell (ARQ, Kaw, Designated Survivor), Amanda Cordner (Baroness von Sketch Show, The Expanse), Ellora Patnaik (Kim’s Convenience, Schitt’s Creek), Grace Lynn Kung (Transplant, Star Trek: Discovery), Supinder Wraich (The 410, Crawford), Kaya Kanashiro, Aden Bedard, Gregory Ambrose Calderone (This Movie is Broken, Salvation) and Alanna Bale (Cardinal, Killjoys).

In an era when entertainment that strives for inclusivity and representation can be silenced with the wave of an executive hand, it’s nice to see something like Sort Of continue to shine. Sabi’s story isn’t over yet, and now fans can rest easy knowing that they’ll have more time with a character whose journey is as unique as they are. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more details about Sort Of season 2 as they become available.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.