SORT OF

A coming-of-age story, Sort Of exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable...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

SEASON 1

Sort Of is a big-hearted series about Sabi Mehboob, a 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. When Sabi’s best friend 7ven presents them with an opportunity to live and find themself in the "queerest place in the galaxy," Sabi instead makes the decision to stay and care for the kids they nanny after their mom has a serious bike accident.

Do they regret it? Sort of.

SEASON 2

Created by Bilal Baig (Acha Bacha) and Fab Filippo (Save Me), the award-winning series returns for season 2: the season of love.

Sabi is ready to make stronger choices for themself, knowing their boundaries, and having developed the self-worth to “take up space”. In season two, Sabi will face new challenges in their work life, love life, and family life. With the return
of Sabi’s father to Canada, Bessy’s release from rehab, and workplace uncertainty, life is everything but simple and Sabi will question if they will ever
have uncomplicated love.

It’s all about love. Friend love, family love, loving your work, love of place, and romantic love. We explore the nature of all Sabi’s relationships, as well as those of the rest of the ensemble, with a particular focus on unconventionality.

"A proven example that intersectional representation and solid storytelling deserves a home on our screens.” GAY TIMES
"Groundbreaking.... thoughtfully complex." GAY TIMES
INCLUDED IN THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S LIST OF THE '10 BEST TV SHOWS OF 2021' THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
INCLUDED IN TIME'S LIST OF 'THE 5 BEST NEW TV SHOWS OF NOVEMBER 2021' TIME
INCLUDED IN VANITY FAIR'S LIST OF 'THE 14 BEST TV SHOWS OF 2021' VANITY FAIR
INCLUDED AT NUMBER 3 ON NOW TORONTO’S ‘BEST 25 TV SHOWS OF 2021’ LIST NOW TORONTO
"Sort Of is all kinds of fabulous... this is TV done right." NOW TORONTO
"Baig is one of the most intriguing new voices I’ve encountered on TV this year." TIME
"What makes the show so great is the complexity of the characters and the authenticity of the writing." NOW TORONTO
"Wonderfully confident; the writing is lean and sharply drawn, and scenes aren’t wasted with exposition or explanation." VULTURE
"Baig has a generous, compelling screen presence." VANITY FAIR
“This nuanced dramedy explores love and life and death, and how the three can be more intertwined than we realise.” THE GUARDIAN
“Sort Of distinguishes itself with the kind of winning sensibility that creates equal room for one-liners and heartfelt, sometimes roiling emotions, most of which Sabi keeps bottled up.” CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“Sort Of has a laid back, funny vibe, which is mostly driven by Bilal Baig’s performance. Yes, the main character is nonbinary, but that’s only part of the story, which is what makes the show so entertaining.” DECIDER
“The show takes issues that are often used as hot buttons — gayness, trans life, racial difference, interracial relationships — and with decent, good sense treats them as an everyday, often funny part of life.” NPR
“Sort Of is the type of television so many other shows are trying to be but never quite achieve. It’s meaningfully diverse and intersectional, with three-dimensional characters, hilarious dialogue and a big heart.” THE GUARDIAN
"A groundbreaking dramatic comedy, unlike any story we’ve seen on TV before. It’s a beautifully told story that captures the essence of a generation where the path forward isn’t as clear as it was for their parents and grandparents.” TELEVIXEN
“More than kind of funny. Cleverly written and frenetically paced... Sort Of is a fresh and funny series that authentically captures the vibrant energy of Toronto and the terminal indecision that plagues many of its young people.” THE CANADIAN PRESS
"The humour is lived-in, warm, real, both refreshingly local and universal." FASHION MAGAZINE
"A lead worth rooting for." THE GUARDIAN
"Truly one of a kind." REFINERY29
“Warm, funny, and generous.” E TALK
“Genuinely original.. outright brilliant.” THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“Groundbreaking.” TORONTO STAR
“Insightful, funny and refreshingly diverse.” NOW TORONTO
“Funny, soapy satiric and tender... Bilal Baig has a rare type of charisma.” THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“Will strike a chord with everyone who’s felt torn between two worlds.” E TALK
“The show has everything.” THE VIBE
“A smart and refreshing comedy.” BLOG TO
“There’s nothing better than taking a chance on a new TV show, only to immediately fall in love.” THE VIBE
“The supporting performances… are brilliant.” NOW TORONTO
“Refreshing…The creators strike the right tone of urbane comedy and poignant character drama.” NOW TORONTO
“If you’re into quirky coming-of-age stories Sort Of checks all the boxes.” CHATELAINE
“Sharp, witty and literate… TV done right.” NOW TORONTO
“Get ready to feel all the feels in this exploration of identities and labels.” SCREEN RANT
“Not only is the show breaking down barriers in subject matter on mainstream television, but it’s providing on-screen representation for those who may not have had that prior.” THE VIBE
“What the television world needs is more shows centred around gender-fluid characters. Luckily Sort Of is here to provide exactly that.” SCREEN RANT

GENRES

Scripted / Comedy / Drama

DURATION

Seasons 1 & 2: 16 x half hours
Available in 4K / UHD

BROADCASTER

CBC Canada

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2021 & 2022

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

Canada

Directors

Fab Filippo, Renuka Jeyapalan

Writers

Bilal Baig, Fab Filippo, Jenn Engels, Ian Iqbal Rashid, Nelu Handa

Executive Producers

Bilal Baig, Fab Filippo, Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Bruno Dubé

Cast

Bilal Baig, Gray Powell, Amanda Cordner, Gregory Ambrose Calderone, Becca Blackwell, Cassandra James, Ellora Patnaik, Grace Lynn Kung, Supinder Wraich, Kaya Kanashiro, Aden Bedard, Alanna Bale

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