CBC’s groundbreaking TV series “Sort Of” has received a Peabody Award.
Toronto’s story of a gender-fluid Pakistani-Canadian millennial was among this year’s winners of the prestigious award, which honors 30 radio, television and online shows that “powerfully reflect pressing social issues and vibrant emerging voices.” From our era. ”
“Sort Of” follows co-creator, co-writer and executive producer Bilal Baig as Sabi Mehboob – a nanny by day and a bartender by night who feels perpetually in transition in every part of her life, from career to the family, including sexuality.
The series was co-created by Fab Filippo and produced by CBC and US streaming platform HBO Max.
The Peabody Awards said Tuesday that “Sort Of” was chosen for its “original, flamboyant comedic sensibility and tender portrayal of a non-binary queer individual embracing the multitudes within.”
Show creators Baig, Filippo and executive producer Jennifer Kawaja filmed a Season 2 set acceptance speech, acknowledging recognition with a Peabody will broaden the show’s audience.
“I think it really means a lot for the show to reach people and I love that we do the show with such care and generosity,” Baig said.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 8, 2022.
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