Freeform’s journalism drama The Bold Type will return for Season 2 and 3 after scoring a two-season, 20-episode order (10 each season) from the young skewing Disney-owned network.
THR was the first to break the news exclusively. The renewal comes with a change in showrunners, as creator Sarah Watson (Parenthood) has exited the series over creative difference reports THR. Amanda Lasher (Sweet/Vicious) will take over duties as showrunner for the next seasons. With a resume featuring Riverdale, Gossip Girl and Lipstick Jungle, TBT will be in more than capable hands.
“At Freeform, we are committed to delivering shows that celebrate the power and possibility of the female voice,” said Karey Burke, executive vice president, programming and development at Freeform. “Season one of The Bold Type brought culturally significant stories to the masses that not only entertain, but also empower our viewers to conquer the world — we are excited to continue to champion these incredible women.”
The Bold Type reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine, “Scarlet.” Inspired by the life of Hearst Magazine’s chief content officer and former Cosmo editor in chief Joanna Coles, the series follows a group of three women in New York City as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion while leaning on each other.
The series stars Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison, Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady, Sam Page as Richard Hunter, Matt Ward as Alex Crawford and Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, editor in chief of Scarlet Magazine.
Our Take: The Bold Type was a favorite of our editors over the summer and we’re thrilled it’s been renewed. I don’t think I can name a series more topical and relevant to millenials — both professional and those still searching for a purpose. It was able to touch on important social and political issues without being preachy, a difficult balance to strike for most dramas.