HBO Max has today revealed the official trailers for Sort Of and Gossip Girl Season 1 Part 2, which will both debut on the streaming service this month.
Created by Bilal Baig (Acha Bacha) and Fab Filippo (Save Me) and an official selection of the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, the Max Original comedy Sort Of debuts Thursday, November 18 on HBO Max with all eight episodes.
Sort Of follows the journey of Sabi Mehboob (Baig), a gender 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. A coming-of-age story, Sort Of exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable… to anyone.
Sort Of is created by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, who also serve as showrunners and executive producers. The series, produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, is written by Baig, Filippo, Jenn Engels, Nelu Handa and Ian Iqbal Rashid, with Filippo and Renuka Jeyapalan directing. Sienna Films’ Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny are also executive producers on the series.
An HBO Max and CBC original series, Sort Of is a co-production between HBO Max, CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster, with Sienna Films/Sphere Media, and launched in Canada on the CBC Gem streaming service on October 5 and on CBC TV on November 9.
The Max Original Gossip Girl will debut part two of season one on Thursday, November 25. The series is based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, developed by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage.
Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side finding a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark.
Part two of Gossip Girl will continue to explore just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.
The series stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith. Part one debuted in July with six episodes, currently available to stream on HBO Max.
Gossip Girl is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. The series is written, executive produced and developed by Joshua Safran of Random Acts.
The executive producers also include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire, and Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire serves as co-executive producer.