Abacus Media Rights has bought multi award-winning CBC/HBO MAX authentic comedy collection “Sort Of” season 1 (8 x 30’) to Netflix in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, it was revealed on the Asia Television Forum and Market on Thursday.
“Kind Of,” produced by Sienna Movies, a Sphere Media firm, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, is created by Bilal Baig (“Acha Bacha”) and Fab Filippo (“Save Me”), who additionally function showrunners and govt producers. The dramatic comedy sees Sabi Mehboob (Baig), a fluid millennial who straddles numerous identities from horny bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, to the youngest youngster in a big Pakistani household, to the de facto dad or mum of a downtown hipster household.
The collection received prizes on the ACTRA Awards, BANFF World Media Competition/Rockie Awards, Canadian Cinema Editors Awards, Canadian Display Awards, Administrators Guild of Canada, Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards, Peabody Awards and Writers Guild of Canada amongst many others.
Abacus has additionally bought seasons 1-5 of Jed Mercurio’s smash hit police procedural “Line of Duty” to Pumpkin Movie (China Ruyi HK0136) in China. The corporate has additionally bought “Deadline,” “Pulse,” “H.M. The Queen: A Outstanding Life,” “Philip: Prince, Husband, Father,” “Queen Elizabeth: A Lifetime of Service,” “The Masked Dancer” season 2 and “Titans of Tech” to Rock Leisure in Asia.
Pooja Nirmal Kant, co-founder and CEO at Nonetheless Highway Media, who brokered the offers for Abacus, mentioned: “We’re delighted that the multi award-winning drama ‘Kind Of’ and quite a lot of very related and absorbing factual collection have been picked up for the Asian market, the place we’ve got already had nice success promoting a spread of drama, leisure and factual programming.”