The Bold Type

The Bold Type Information

The Bold Type is an American drama television series created by Sarah Watson, starring Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. It is inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles. The series officially premiered with a two-hour episode on Freeform on July 11, 2017, after the pilot episode was aired in a special preview on June 20, 2017.


The series is centered around three friends - Jane (Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee), and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) - who all work for Scarlet, a global women's magazine. The show will explore their outrageous lives in New York City as they learn to find their own voices and explore their sexuality, identity, love, and fashion.



  • Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, a newly promoted writer at Scarlet magazine.
  • Aisha Dee as Kat Edison, the social media director at Scarlet magazine.
  • Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady, an assistant at Scarlet magazine.
  • Sam Page as Richard Hunter, a member of the Scarlet board of directors and a lawyer for the magazine's publishing group. Sutton's love interest.
  • Matt Ward as Alex Crawford, a writer at Scarlet magazine.
  • Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle, editor-in-chief of Scarlet magazine.


  • Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El-Amin, a photographer who is Kat's romantic interest.
  • Emily C. Chang as Lauren Park, the executive editor of Scarlet.
  • Dan Jeannotte as Ryan Decker, a writer at Pinstripe magazine, who is also Jane's romantic interest. The girls refer to him as "Pinstripe".
  • Stephen Conrad Moore as Oliver Grayson, head of the fashion department at Scarlet magazine.


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0.36 | ShortSummary = Best friends Jane, Kat and Sutton met as assistants at Scarlet magazine under the guiding eye of editor in chief, Jacqueline. Four years on, Jane is a newly promoted writer, tasked with stalking her ex-boyfriend without the use of social media. Kat, who was promoted to social media director two years ago, goes after Adena, a proud Muslim lesbian artist, who pulled her feature story from the August issue. Meanwhile, Sutton tries not to feel left behind as her friends reach their career goals, and Jane and Kat discover a secret Sutton's been keeping, her secret affair with Scarlet lawyer, Richard. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

| Viewers = 0.30 | ShortSummary = At a crossroads, Sutton approaches Lauren about taking the next step in her career, and in a supportive move, Lauren sets her up with Richard for an informational interview which later leads to a job offer in advertisement sales. Jacqueline appoints Jane with writing an article for the sex column, but Jane's never had an orgasm. Struggling for inspiration, Jane visits a sexologist, and after Yoni ball mishap, she writes a completely honest piece. When Adena returns to New York, Kat finds herself questioning her sexual identity as her feelings for Adena continue to grow, and things are further complicated when Kat discovers that Adena has a girlfriend. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

| Viewers = 0.28 | ShortSummary = After posting a gender inequality article online, Kat finds herself a victim of internet trolling. Sutton and Jane are worried for Kat's safety, but Kat's confidence doesn't see her worried, not until one of the trolls uncovers a topless photo she took. Sutton goes after an assistant's job in the fashion department, but has to juggle preparation for the fashion show, while still being Lauren's assistant. Meanwhile, Jane ditches her date with Ryan to chase an article on a congresswoman, but when she's revoked, Jane comes up with a different angle to get her story. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

| Viewers = 0.36 | ShortSummary = Adena asks Kat to write her a letter of recommendation so she can extend her work visa. While taking a walk, a man makes a racist remark towards Adena, and when Kat retaliates, she is arrested for assault. After Jacqueline bails Kat out, Kat and Adena reunite and share a kiss. Jane is invited to speak on a panel about rising political voices under 30, however the panel doesn't go as Jane had anticipated. Sutton is concerned that Oliver has her professional background confused with one of the other applicants, and when the truth comes out, Sutton puts everything she has into making one last impression, which earns her the fashion assistant job. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

| Viewers = 0.35 | ShortSummary = Jane is sued for defamation after writing an article about a woman who left her finance job to become a stripper. When a settlement hearing doesn't go as planned, Jane learns of the consequences her article has had. After sharing their first kiss and spending the night together, Kat and Adena deal with their feelings of guilt and trepidation. As Kat overcomes her fear of being in a relationship and is ready to take a leap of faith, Adena reveals she is leaving for Paris to reconcile with her girlfriend. Meanwhile, Sutton receives her contract from Oliver, however her salary is much lower than she initially expected. Gaining confidence to confront Oliver, Sutton asks for some job perks in return for leaving her salary as is for now. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

| Viewers = 0.34 | ShortSummary = Kat embarks on a social media campaign to free the nipple, and to raise breast cancer awareness and testing. Jane is assigned to write about a doctor testing women in their 20s for the BRCA mutation. Given that Jane's mother died of breast cancer, she is encouraged by Kat, Sutton, and Jaqueline to test herself for a BRCA mutation but she is hesitant to do so. Meanwhile, Sutton attempts to prove her capabilities in the fashion department by obtaining a $5000 necklace for Oliver. However, she loses the necklace in a cab and begins a search for the necklace with Alex. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

| Viewers = 0.29 | ShortSummary = Kat has trouble teaching her new employee how to tweet for Scarlet's social media, and learns to how to manage her expanding team. Jane attempts to juggle dating two men. Sutton begins to make connections in the fashion world for her job. She accidentally attends high tea not realizing why it is called "high tea" before becoming high herself. All three have dinner at Richard's apartment, but end up spending most of the night in the bathtub. Jane tells Pinstripe guy that she can't have a relationship with him because she wants to have a strong relationship with only one man. Sutton makes the difficult decision of breaking up with Richard due to the pressure of keeping their relationship a secret. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

| Viewers = 0.28 | ShortSummary = Kat stays over at Jane and Sutton's place while her apartment is being cleaned of bed bugs. Layoff rumors sweep through Scarlet like wildfire as levels of anxiety rise throughout the whole building. All three go on a group date since they have found themselves single for the first time in awhile. Jane and Alex put their hats in the ring for the chance to work for the all-digital magazine Incite. Sutton runs a photoshoot while Oliver is trapped in Cuba, but learns along the way why it's important to standup for herself from Jacqueline. Kat continues to stay in contact with Adena while she is in Paris, but finds out she wants to return to New York since she is unable to reconcile with her girlfriend. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

| Viewers = 0.36 | ShortSummary = Due to Trump being back in New York, Sutton, Jane, Pinstripe, and Alex are stuck in Scarlet. Kat rushes off to see Adena after she has trouble getting back in the country. Kat uses her parents' miles to buy a ticket so as to get behind customs to meet up with Adena. Jane is still unsure about whether to take the job at Incite or stay at Scarlet. After drinking, Sutton and Alex share a kiss and end up hooking up as Adena and Kat do the same at the airport. Kat thinks of going with Adena but ends up deciding to stay. | LineColor = AC1352 }}

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On April 7, 2016, Freeform announced they had given a pilot order to Issues, a series inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles. The show was ordered to series by Freeform in January 2017, and was renamed to The Bold Type.

On March 6, 2017, Freeform announced that The Bold Type would debut on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 9:00pm. The pilot was aired as a special preview on June 20, 2017, three weeks before its official premiere date.


Sam Page who plays Richard Hunter, a member of the Scarlet board of directors and a lawyer for the magazine's publishing group, was the first cast member to be announced on August 16, 2016, followed by Melora Hardin on August 18, 2016. Hardin has been cast as Jacqueline, the quietly tough and confident Editor in Chief of Scarlet Magazine.

Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy were announced as series leads, Jane, Kat and Sutton on August 22, 2016. Stevens will play Jane, who has just landed her dream job as writer for Scarlet, Dee will portray Kat, the social media director at Scarlet, while Fahy is set to play Sutton, the last of her friends to still be in an assistant's job. Matt Ward rounds out the main ensemble as Alex, a fellow writer at Scarlet.

On March 30, 2017, it was announced that Nikohl Boosheri is set to recur on the series as Adena El-Amin, a photographer who forms a close friendship with Kat. Emily C. Chang joined the cast on May 2, 2017, as Lauren Park, a blunt and overworked executive editor at Scarlet Magazine.


Critical reception

The series has received generally positive reviews from critics. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a rating of 100%, based on 17 reviews despite not receiving a critical consensus. However, Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, reported that there were "mixed or average reviews" for the series, with an average score of 56 based on 8 reviews.



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