Fans of Freeform’s The Bold Type can rest easy knowing we’ll be seeing plenty more of our new favorite series over the next few years!
There’s no denying The Bold Type was the runaway hit of the summer, but despite the series’ success, the fate of the series was very much up in the air after this summer’s season 1 finale. Now fans who’ve been crossing their fingers that Freeform might pick the series up for another season can rest easy.
On Wednesday (October 4) we learned via The Hollywood Reporter that the network had picked up the hit series for not one, but two more seasons. As part of the renewal, fans
can expect to see 20 new episodes set to premiere over the course of seasons 2 and 3.
In a statement announcing the renewal, executive vice president programming and development Karey Burke said Freeform is excited to continue exploring the stories they started in season 1.
“At Freeform, we are committed to delivering shows that celebrate the power and possibility of the female voice,” said Burke. “Season 1 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.”
As exciting as it is to know we’ll get to continue following along with Jane, Sutton and Kate’s journeys, the renewal comes with a bit of a catch.
Series creator Sarah Watson, who originally developed the series for NBC, won’t be returning to spearhead The Bold Type season 2 and three. THR sites that Watson and Freeform have parted ways due to creative differences.
Instead, the upcoming seasons will be spearheaded by Sweet/Vicious alumn Amanda Lasher. The hit MTV series aside, Lasher has also worked on big time series such as Riverdale, Togetherness, Gossip Girl and Lipstick Jungle.
As sad as we are to hear that Watson won’t be returning to bring seasons 2 and 3 to life, it sounds as though Lasher is bound to be a great fit for the series— especially given her credits.
Currently, there’s no word on when we can expect The Bold Type season 2 to premiere, but we’ll be looking forward to tuning into new episodes when the series makes its grand return!
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