“The Bold Type” fans have waited nearly a year for an answer to their all-consuming question: Will Freeform renew the show or will it be left in the dust like so many other series?
Audiences finally have their answer as the network released a bittersweet announcement today. “The Bold Type” will return for a fifth and final season set to air later this year.
Many fans heard the news from a Katie Stevens’ Instagram post today around 2 p.m. (CST)
Season four left Kat (Aisha Dee), Jane (Stevens) and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) at their personal and professional limits at Scarlet Magazine. In the final season, the trio is on the brink of defining who they really are and how best to leave their mark on the world, according to the press release.
Its final episodes will celebrate a farewell to Kat, Jane and Sutton’s journeys. Nikol Boosheri will also recur as fan-favorite Adena El-Amin later in the season, according to a Freeform press release.
“‘The Bold Type’ is a brand-defining show for Freeform,” Tara Duncan, president of Freeform, said in the statement. “It’s been refreshing, relatable and fun to watch Kat, Jane and Sutton lean on their friendship to navigate the complexities of modern life. It’s one of my favorite shows, and I am proud that we are giving the series the sendoff Wendy, the incredible cast and crew and the beloved fans all deserve.”
Former showrunner Sarah Watson created the series with this responsibility switching to Amanda Lasher and now Wendy Straker Hauser.
“‘The Bold Type’ has been a gift that has truly changed my life,” Straker Hauser said. “I spent my twenties in New York City working in magazines, so in many ways the show feels very personal to my experiences. I have truly loved writing this show and living in this world. I will miss it terribly, but I am so grateful for the opportunity and glad to know it’s been a comfort to so many people out there.”
“The Bold Type” stars Stevens, Dee, Fahy, Stephen Conrad Moore and Melora Hardin. The series is executive produced by Wendy Straker Hauser, Matt McGuinness, David Bernard, Joanna Coles, Brian Madden, Ruben Fleischer and Sandrine Gros d’Aillon. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group and The District.