The Bold Type, an American comedy-drama created for Freeform by Sarah Watson aired for the first time June 20, 2017. The first season consists of 10 episodes in total. After the first season aired it got a two-season renewal. The second season aired in June 2018. While the third season aired in April 2019. Both the second and third season consists of 10 episodes each. It renewed for a fourth season which aired on January 23, 2020. That season was supposed to be 18 episodes, though Covid-19 cut it down to 16 episodes. The series renewed for a fifth season which is the last, which aired on May 26, 2021. The last season consists of 6 episodes in total.
Joanna Coles inspired this series, she is the former Cosmopolitan Magazine editor-in-chief. The Bold Type is based on her life and her career when she worked in the magazine. Joanna Coles is also the executive producer of The Bold Type. The Bold Type follows the lives of three women in the millennial time period who lives in New York City. In this series, the three girls work for a fictional magazine called the Scarlet. This show follows them as they try to find their way in the world and navigate their work and relationship lives. Each season digs in deeper into Jane’s life. With each season we see her writing career take turns, and grow into something way better than the previous season. We also see her working up in the company to more important roles as well.
After The Bold Type aired it received really positive reviews. Critics state that this show is performed very well. They have said that this show is really relatable with the issues that the characters in the show face. There is a great mix between exploring the world of journalism and melodrama. Overall it has received great feedback.
Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of The Bold Type holds an approval rating of 97%, with an average rating of 7.68/10 based on 29 reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 58 out of 100 based on 13 reviews.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds an approval rating of 100%, with an average rating of 8.76/10 based on 30 reviews.
The third season received a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8/10 based on 9 reviews.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth season holds a 71% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 6.5/10 based on 7 reviews.
Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan
Aisha Dee as Kat Edison
Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady-Hunter
Sam Page as Richard Hunter
Matt Ward as Alex Crawford
Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle
Stephen Conrad Moore as Oliver Grayson
Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El-Amin
Adam Capriolo as Andrew
Stephanie Costa as Sage Aiello
Dan Jeannotte as Ryan Decker
Emily C. Chang as Lauren Park
Luca James Lee as Ben Chau
Siobhan Murphy as Cleo Williams
Kiara Groulx as Carly Grayson
Shyrley Rodriguez as Angie Flores
Peter Vack as Patrick Duchand
Alexis Floyd as Tia Clayton
Gildart Jackson as Ian Carlyle
Rachel Mutombo as Darby Gruss
Mat Vairo as Scott Coleman
Aidan Devine as RJ Safford
Alex Paxton-Beesley as Eva Rhodes
Tom Austen as Cody
Raven-Symoné as Alice Knight
Christine Nguyen as Addison Harper