Freeform has renewed its critically praised series The Bold Type for a fifth and final season. The final episodes are set to air later this year. Nikohl Boosheri also will return in her recurring role as fan-favorite character Adena El-Amin later in the season. You can watch a video announcement with the cast below the story.
Season four left Kat (Aisha Dee), Jane (Katie Stevens) and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) at their limits, both personally and professionally, 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. Their futures are bright, and their love and support for each other will never change.
“The Bold Type is a brand-defining show for Freeform. It’s been refreshing, relatable and fun to watch Kat, Jane and Sutton lean on their friendship to navigate the complexities of modern life,” said Tara Duncan, president of Freeform. “It’s one of my favorite shows, and I am proud that we are giving the series the sendoff Wendy [showrunner Wendy Straker Hauser], the incredible cast and crew, and the beloved fans all deserve.”
Consistently named as one of TV Guide’s “100 Best Shows on TV,” the series has been lauded by critics for its focus on relevant topics and friendship goals. Fans have praised the series for its timely and impactful storylines that connect with viewers on a personal level.
“It has been a joy to watch Kat, Jane and Sutton live out their lives on screen over the last four seasons and become an inspiration for so many along the way,” said Universal Television President Erin Underhill. “This show will always hold a special place in my heart for its authenticity and ability to provoke meaningful conversations with each episode. I want to thank Wendy Straker Hauser for telling these amazing stories that will undoubtedly live beyond the pages of Scarlet Magazine.”
In addition to Stevens, Dee and Fahy, the series also stars Stephen Conrad Moore and Melora Hardin.
“The Bold Type has been a gift that has truly changed my life. I spent my twenties in New York City working in magazines, so in many ways the show feels very personal to my experiences,” added showrunner and executive producer Wendy Straker Hauser. “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 is executive produced by Wendy Straker Hauser, Matt McGuinness, David Bernad, 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.
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