Sort Of season 2, the second part of the popular Canadian queer drama and comedy, is planned to premiere on HBO Max on Thursday, December 1, at 3 a.m. ET/midnight PT, with two new episodes falling weekly until its end on December 22, 2022. Sort Of is a television show created and executive produced by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo that follows Sabi Mehboob (Baig), a non-binary millennial of Pakistani origin, as she juggles her roles as a child of immigrant parents, a caregiver to the children of a working couple, and a bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore and cafe. Continue reading to learn more about HBO Max’s Sort Of season 2, which will center on Sabi’s growth, among other things.
HBO Sabi will continue on a voyage of self-discovery in Season 2 of Max’s Sort Of.
Sort Of season 2’s official logline, as per HBO Max, reads as follows: “Starring Grace Lynn Kung as Bessy, Ellora Patnaik as Raffo, and Supinder Wraich as Aqsa.” “The second season of SORT OF, which consists of eight episodes, is the season of love.” Friends, family, jobs, romantic love, and, most importantly, self-love are all examples of love. Sabi thinks that they are not only ready for a simple relationship, but they also want everyone to adore one other.”
It goes on:
“Unfortunately, Sabi is confronted with events and relationships that are far from straightforward, such as their father’s surprise homecoming from Dubai, the Kaneko-Bauers’ challenges when Bessy is released from rehab, and problems at Bar Bük.”
Season 1 of Sort Of saw Sabi abandon their plans to leave Toronto after Bessy’s bike tragedy. The next season will begin with Bessy in recuperation while Sabi cares for her. Sabi is also shown more proudly embracing their identity. They are dealing with two critical challenges at the same time. Imran (Dhirendra), Sabi’s conservative though well-meaning father, will return from Dubai in Season 2. He seemed to be torn about their identity and orientation, though. Imran’s actions are concerned with his family members in the teaser for the future season, which was published on November 16, and this might be a key feature of Sort Of season 2.
Sabi is also attempting to overcome the impending closure of Bar Bük, the queer-friendly bookshop, and café where they bartend. The trailer reveals that the rent has not been paid and the liquor license has not been renewed, prompting Sabi to consider strategies to salvage Bar Bük. Despite their turbulent relationship situation, Sabi’s connection with 7ven is stronger than ever. Bilal Baig discussed Sabi’s connection with 7ven in an interview with The Cut prior to the next season’s premiere, saying:
“In Amanda and my imagined narrative, we assume that they went to their first Pride together, like those baby gay steps.” I believe we don’t speak about friendship and love enough, and the second season allows us to do so.”
Sort of season 2 will address some of the additional concerns that the LGBTQIA+ community faces, such as domineering family members, relationship problems, and job-related difficulties, to name a few. Gray Powell will play Paul, Kaya Kanashiro will play Violet, Aden Bedard will play Harry, Amanda Cordner will play 7ven, and Gregory Ambrose Calderone will play Lewis in the upcoming season.