'The Bold Type' Season 5: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Freeform's most celebrated show

'The Bold Type' is set in a Cosmopolitan-type Scarlet Magazine and follows a trio of millennial women Jane Sloan, Kat Edison and Sutton Brady living in New York City

                            'The Bold Type' Season 5: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Freeform's most celebrated show

'The Bold Type' is Freeform's highly celebrated show. Following the lives of a millennial trio living in New York, the show explores the issues of women including career trajectories and romantic relationships. With the fourth season just wound up (having cut from 18 to 16 episodes following the shutdown of production due to the Covid-19 pandemic), a lot of the stories feel incomplete. We hope that it returns with a better plotline in the upcoming season. But with no official confirmation yet, we can only wait. 

Here is everything you need to know about Season 5 of 'The Bold Type'. 

Release date

So far, there is no official confirmation about the upcoming season. We will update this article once the info is made available.


'The Bold Type' is set in a Cosmopolitan-type magazine, Scarlet Magazine, and follows a trio of millennial women Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens), Kat Edison (Aisha Dee) and Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) living in New York City. "The three best friends work for Scarlet, a fictional global women's magazine, spearheaded by its editor-in-chief, Jacqueline Carlyle (Melora Hardin). The young women navigate their lives in the big city, including their career trajectories and romantic relationships." The show's Season 4 was so far its most critical season. It received a lot of flak for the treatment of its only Black lead Kat Edison by pairing her in a lesbian romance with a Republican Conservative. Dee issued a statement on her Instagram, calling for better representation behind the screen and in the writers' room.

It remains to be seen whether the show will redeem itself going forward. 


Aisha Dee as Kat Edison

Aisha Dee at the 44th Annual Gracies Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation on May 21, 2019, at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

The Australian actress is best known for her role as the strong and intelligent Kat Edison on 'The Bold Type'. Following the flak her character received in Season 4, she issued a statement calling out the show for its lackluster representation of the Black and LGBTQ characters. Dee is also known for her main role as Desi Biggins on the children's television series 'The Saddle Club'. 

Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady-Hunter

Meghann Fahy attends SCAD aTVfest 2020 — 'The Bold Type' panel on February 28, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia (Getty Images)

Fahy is best known for her roles as Natalie Goodman in 'Next to Normal' and as Hannah O'Connor on the daytime soap opera 'One Life to Live'. In Season 4, after her character Sutton bagged her dream job, she faced a lot of issues in her relationship with Richard Hunter (Sam Page) who walks out on her after they disagree about children.

Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan

Katie Stevens attends the 2nd Annual Freeform Summit at Goya Studios on March 27, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Stevens rose to fame after finishing in eighth in the ninth season of American Idol. She is also known for her role as Karma Ashcroft on 'Faking It'. In Season 4, Jane undergoes a long-overdue double mastectomy and gets her own vertical in the magazine. In the finale, she finds herself at crossroads and face-to-face with her editor. 


The show was created by Sarah Watson and produced by Universal Television for Freeform. 'The Bold Type' is inspired by the life and career of former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine Joanna Coles who also serves as executive producer of the series.


Season 4 of 'The Bold Type' only just concluded so there is no trailer for the upcoming season. MEA WorldWide will keep you posted on any updates. 

Where to watch

You can catch up on all the four seasons of 'The Bold Type' on Hulu.

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