The Bold Type

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

The Bold Type (Freeform Show)

“The Bold Type” is a drama television series that aired on Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) from 2017 to 2021. The show was created by Sarah Watson and was inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan magazine editor-in-chief Joanna Coles.

The series is set in the fast-paced world of fashion and journalism and follows the lives of three young women working at the fictional Scarlet magazine, a glossy publication targeted at millennial women. The main characters are:

  1. Jane Sloan (played by Katie Stevens) – A talented and ambitious writer who starts as an assistant and works her way up at Scarlet magazine. Throughout the series, Jane navigates the challenges of being a young journalist, explores her identity, and tackles important social issues through her writing.

  2. Sutton Brady (played by Meghann Fahy) – A fashion assistant at Scarlet with dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Sutton faces obstacles as she tries to balance her career aspirations with her personal life and relationships.

  3. Kat Edison (played by Aisha Dee) – Scarlet’s social media director, who is confident, outspoken, and passionate about advocacy. Kat’s journey includes exploring her sexuality, taking on leadership roles, and using her platform for activism.

The show revolves around the friendship between the three women and the professional and personal challenges they face in New York City. It explores themes of empowerment, feminism, friendship, self-discovery, and the complexities of modern relationships.

“The Bold Type” is known for its progressive and inclusive storytelling, addressing relevant social and cultural issues such as sexual orientation, gender identity, racial diversity, and workplace dynamics. The series also provides an inside look at the world of media and the pressures faced by young professionals in the industry.

Additional Details:


  • Katie Stevens: Jane Sloan
  • Aisha Dee: Kat Edison
  • Meghann Fahy: Sutton Brady
  • Sam Page: Richard Hunter
  • Matt Ward: Alex Crawford
  • Melora Hardin: Jacqueline


  • Executive Producers: Sarah Watson, David Bernad, Joanna Coles, Ruben Fleischer and Holly Whidden

Show Trailer:

Related News:

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and