THE BOLD TYPE: BBC ACQUIRES AMERICAN COMEDY-DRAMA
The BBC has acquired all five seasons of the hit American comedy-drama series The Bold Type, which gives us a glimpse into the outrageous lives of Jane, Kat and Sutton, three millennials who work in New York at the nation’s top women’s magazine, Scarlet.
Navigating the turbulent world of publishing, their identities and individual voices, the series stars Katie Stevens (Faking It) as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee (Safe Home) as Kat Edison, Meghann Fahy (The White Lotus) as Sutton Brady.
Plus Sam Page (Mad Men) as Richard Logan, Matt Ward (Arrow) as Alex Crawford, Melora Hardin (The Office, Transparent) as high-powered Editor-in-Chief Jacquelyn Carlyle, and Stephen Conrad Moore (Empire) as Oliver Grayson.
The series is loosely inspired by Joanna Coles, former Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. The fifth and final season of The Bold Type marks its UK premiere and all seasons (52 x 45’) will be coming soon to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks says: “We are delighted that these two series are joining our BBC Three and iPlayer line-up – they are very different in tone, but both feature characters that viewers will empathise and engage with as they deal with the complexities of life.”
The shows were acquired for the BBC from NBCUniversal Global Distribution