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The Bold Type season 5 release date: Cast, plot and latest news about next series

Everything we know about the future of The Bold Type, and when it will be back on our screens.

The Bold Type
Published: Monday, 7th June 2021 at 5:31 pm

Fans of Freeform's comedy-drama The Bold Type are itching to get their hands on season five, the show's final series about three millennials trying to make it in New York City.


While season five, which stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy, has aired two episodes already in the US, viewers in the UK may need to wait a while until we find out what happens to the best friend trio Jane, Kat and Sutton.

The show was previously available to watch in the UK exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, however all four seasons have recently arrived on Netflix, introducing the series, based loosely on the life and career of former Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles, to a new cohort of viewers – but where will we watch season five?

Here's everything we know about The Bold Type season five and how to watch the comedy-drama in the UK.

When is The Bold Type season 5's release date?

The fifth season of The Bold Type began airing in the US two weeks ago, with new episodes arriving on Freeform and Hulu for fans across the pond every Wednesday.

As for UK viewers, we don't have an official release date yet and we're not sure whether the show will be arriving on Amazon Prime Video or Netflix. The show's second series would usually arrive on Amazon Prime Video in the UK the day after its US broadcast and while series three is also available on the platform, series one to four recently joined Netflix's catalogue of dramas.

Since the season is currently airing in the US, we predict that The Bold Type will arrived on a streaming platform in the UK at some point this summer.

The show is set to end after this season, which will consist of just six episodes. Nikohl Boosheri, who plays Adena in the drama, told Digital Spy in May: “I was really surprised and pleased [it was ending], because the show had kind of gotten shut down due to COVID last year, right? They got shut down in March, and didn't get to finish, I think, their last two episodes and completely wrap it up.”

"Just the fact that everyone came together to wrap this up in a way that made sense and that fans would be happy with, as well as considering the circumstances we're under – I feel so lucky to have been through that."

The Bold Type - Season Pilot
The Bold Type - Season Pilot Freeform

What can viewers expect in season 5 of The Bold Type?

The start of the coronavirus pandemic meant that production of the fourth series came to a sudden halt in 2020 and cut short the season by two episodes, So, clearly, there are some open plot points that viewers would love to see addressed.

Magazine stylist Sutton and her husband Richard hit some heartbreaking marital woes in season four, as not long after walking down the aisle she revealed that she didn't want to have children. With this being something of a deal-breaker in his eyes, he walked out on the marriage.

Devastated, Sutton went to stay with her mother to lick her wounds and ultimately hooked up with her married high-school sweetheart.

Showrunner Wendy Straker Hauser has confirmed that Sutton and Richard's issues will be revisited in these future episodes, and fans of the couple will be happy to learn that these differences don't necessarily mean the end of their relationship.

Speaking to TV Line, Hauser explained: "They haven't hit real, huge roadblocks before. I'm hopeful that they'll get to know themselves better, and we'll see. I certainly don't think the door is closed forever. But we'll all discuss it in season five."

Last season also saw Kat ending things with conservative Christian girlfriend Eva over text, telling her that their relationship was too complicated to continue.

Elsewhere, we saw Jane challenging Jacqueline’s decision to squash an inappropriate workplace story, as well as tackling her feelings for a colleague.

With this being the last time viewers will get a peek into these characters' lives, it's fair to assume that these loose ends will be tied up over the course of the final season.

The Bold Type season 5 cast: Who's returning? 

Fans can rest assured that the core three characters will be back to close the book: Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison and Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady-Hunter.

Melora Hardin will also return as magazine boss Jacqueline Carlyle, as well as Stephen Conrad and Matt Ward, who play Scarlet workers Oliver Grayson and Alex Crawford.

Nikohl Boosheri will reprise her role as Kat’s ex-girlfriend Adena for multiple episodes later in the season.

The Bold Type season 5 trailer

There's no trailer for this season as of yet, but stay tuned as we'll update this page as soon as there is one. Until then, here's a sneak peek of the cast at the Zoom table-read for the first episode of season five, titled 'Trust Fall'.


The Bold Type season 5 will be available to stream on Netflix soon. Until then, you can catch up on all four seasons right now. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our guide to the best series on Netflix and best movies on Netflix, or visit our TV Guide and Drama hub.


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