January 27, 2021

Freeform announced today that The Bold Type will be returning for a fifth and final season. A video from one of its table reads featuring the show's cast was posted on social media to break the news to fans. Six episodes have been ordered to conclude the drama's story, which will be its lowest-ever episode count for a season.

The series has had a solid run on the cable network. Premiering in 2017, it garnered healthy ratings and positive reviews right out of the gate. Viewership has tapered off over the years, however, though it remains as Freeform's flagship drama.

Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, The Bold Type looks at the outrageous lives of some of the people responsible for a popular global women's magazine. The rising generation of its readers lean on each other as they find their own voices among a world of intimidating leaders. Together they find their identity while exploring friendships, sexuality, love, and fashion.

Look for Season 5 of The Bold Type later this year.