The critically praised comedy series has been ordered a second season. An official selection of the 2021 Toronto Film Festival, the series premiered on HBO Max in November, a month after its Canadian premiere on CBC Gem.
The coming-of-age story, led by showrunners Bilal Baig (Acha Bacha) and Fab Filippo, follows Sabi Mehboob, a gender-fluid millennial who sifts in every aspect of their lives, from gender to love, to family, to career. Sort Of shows us how we once made ourselves into; no longer applies to anyone.
"We are so pleased that we can dive back into Sort Of's various cultures and keep continuing to investigate all of our characters including some new ones! as they continue to investigate who they are in the world as friends, family members, lovers, and humans," said Baig, the co-creator, showrunner, executive producer, and star.
"Baig and Filippo's honest and deep breath is a lesson in settling apart traditional identity assumptions," says Jeniffer Kim, HBO's International Originals. "We would not be more happy to partner with CBC and Sienna Films for another season of this very special show."
Sally Catto, the director of entertainment, sports, and hospitality at CBC, said, "Sort Of speaks to the value of being human with wit, warmth, and an authentic inclusivity, as a result of Bilal's and Fab's distinctive voices. Sort Of has struck a big chord with audiences, and we are honored to collaborate with HBO Max and Sienna Films on Sabi's next chapter."
The program, which is produced by CBC and Sienna Films, has received the support of the Canada Media Fund. Jennifer Kawaja of Sienna Films is also an executive producer on the series. Sort Of is distributed worldwide by Sphere Media Rights. Abacus Media Rights is responsible for sales outside the United States and Latin America.