Everything you need to know about The Bold Type's fifth and final season

Sophie Boyden
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Binge-watched all four seasons of The Bold Type during lockdown? Same. The show, which originally aired in 2017, follows colleagues and best friends Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens), Kat Edison (Aisha Dee) and Sutton Brady-Hunter (Meghann Fahy) as they navigate life, friendships and relationships while working together at fictional women's magazine, Scarlet.

Whether you’re a long-time fan or you’ve only just discovered the drama of Jacqueline Carlyle, Scarlet magazine and the dot com since it landed on Netflix last month, you’ll be glad to know that The Bold Type is officially returning for season 5. Oh, and it’s dropping real soon. YES. Here’s what we know so far about the fifth (and final) season.

When will The Bold Type season 5 be released?

Here’s the good news! On 9th April, it was announced that season 5 will premiere on Freeform on 26th May and on Hulu on 27th May! Sadly, they aren’t currently available in the UK and there’s no confirmation of when (or if) it will also drop on Netflix at that time, but fingers crossed it will be landing in the UK soon after.

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Here comes the bad news: Season 5 will be the last we see of Kat, Sutton and Jane as the show comes to an end. Unlike previous seasons which had 10+ episodes, the fifth and final instalment will only have six episodes, but we bet there'll be plenty of drama.

Who will star in The Bold Type season 5?

We can safely assume the famous trio, Katie Stevens (Jane), Aisha Dee (Kat) and Meghann Fahy (Sutton) will be returning for the final season, along with lots of other familiar faces.

If this clip of the cast's first table reading of season 5's first episode script is anything to go by, we’ll also 100% be seeing more of:

  • Stephen Conrad Moore as Oliver Grayson

  • Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle

  • Matt Ward as Alex Crawford

  • Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El-Amin

There's been no official confirmation of Sam Page returning to play businessman and Sutton's husband Richard and Adam Capriolo as Jacqueline’s assistant Andrew, but they can't leave us hanging with the whole Sutton and Richard love story. They just can't.

What will happen in The Bold Type season 5?

Season 4 left us with so many questions, after Richard walked out on Sutton shortly after their wedding, after she told him she didn't want children. But Showrunner Wendy Straker Hauser told TV Line they weren’t ruling out a reconciliation between the couple.

She said: “I feel that Richard and Sutton have much more to explore. They both need to explore themselves first, though. They haven’t hit real, huge roadblocks before… I certainly don’t think the door is closed forever. But we’ll all discuss it in season 5.”

So, will Richard and Sutton get back together?! Will Jane go on to become Scarlet’s editor in chief? Will Kat take over the world with her incredible public speaking skills? We can’t wait to watch.

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How can I watch seasons 1-4 of The Bold Type?

You can catch up on the first four seasons of The Bold Type on Netflix now.

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