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CBC’s gender-fluid series ‘Sort Of’ renewed for second season

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CBC says it has renewed its groundbreaking series “Sort Of,” about a gender-fluid Pakistani-Canadian millennial living in Toronto. The public broadcaster says the dramedy will return for a second season with production and premiere dates still be to announced. “Sort […]

CBC says it has renewed its groundbreaking series “Sort Of,” about a gender-fluid Pakistani-Canadian millennial living in Toronto.

The public broadcaster says the dramedy will return for a second season with production and premiere dates still be to announced.

“Sort Of” premiered on CBC Gem last October before making its debut in the United States on HBO Max in November.

The series follows co-creator, co-writer and executive producer Bilal Baig as Sabi Mehboob — a nanny by day and bartender by night who feels perpetually in transition in every part of their life, from career to family to sexuality.

“Sort Of” leads this year’s television nominees for Canadian Screen Awards with 13 nods, including for best comedy series.

Co-creator and executive producer Fab Filippo says “it feels amazing” for the series to be “received this well by the community, the entertainment industry and our peers.”

“I hope that it broadens our audience and makes people take notice of the show in a different way … and see it as a more universal story,” Filippo said Thursday.

More than anything, he said he’s eager to start writing aga

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