Freeform Renews “The Bold Type” For 2 Additional Seasons, Names New Showrunner

Freshman series The Bold Type isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Freeform on Wednesday announced that they have renewed the critically acclaimed drama for not just one but two additional seasons!

The 20 one-hour episodes (10 per season) will be spearheaded by Amanda Lasher (“Togetherness,” “Gossip Girl”) who joins the Universal Television series as executive producer/showrunner.

Based on the life of Joanna Coles, chief content officer, Hearst and former EIC of Cosmopolitan Magazine, the series follows the lives of three close friends living in New York City as they navigate their career, sexuality, identity and ultimately find their own voice in a sea of intimidating leaders.

Global women’s magazine, “Scarlet,” serves as the backdrop for the series – with Melora Hardin as “Jacqueline,” their boss and mentor, this rising generation of unapologetically fierce women are primed to take on the world and smash the patriarchy – one selfie at a time. Freeform’s love letter to modern feminism, “The Bold Type” tackles social issues and politics as much as it does love and fashion.

Said Karey Burke, EVP, Programming & Development, 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 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.

Season one of the series is available to stream on the Freeform app,, On Demand, and Hulu.