The BBC has secured the rights to air all five seasons of the popular American comedy-drama series, The Bold Type, providing viewers with a glimpse into the wild lives of three millennials – Jane, Kat, and Sutton – who work at the prestigious women’s magazine, Scarlet, in New York City.
The show follows their journey through the challenging publishing world as they find their identities and voices. The main cast includes Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison, Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady, Sam Page as Richard Logan, Matt Ward as Alex Crawford, Melora Hardin as the formidable Editor-in-Chief Jacquelyn Carlyle, and Stephen Conrad Moore as Oliver Grayson.
The series draws inspiration from the real-life experiences of Joanna Coles, the former Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan magazines. The final season of The Bold Type is set to premiere in the UK, and all seasons will be available soon on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
In addition to The Bold Type, the BBC has also acquired the Australian drama Bad Behaviour, which will also be available on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
Bad Behaviour revolves around the story of Joanna Mackenzie, played by Jana McKinnon, who reunites with her old high school friend Alice Kang, portrayed by Yerin Ha. The memories of their time at Silver Creek, an exclusive girls’ boarding school with a wilderness campus, resurface. Their close bond is tested when the manipulative Portia, played by Markella Kavenagh, comes between them. The show delves into the complexities of teenage years, where the decisions made to bully or be bullied can have profound consequences later in life.
BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks says: “We are delighted that these two series are joining our BBC Three and iPlayer line-up – they are very different in tone, but both feature characters that viewers will empathise and engage with as they deal with the complexities of life.”
The BBC acquired the series from NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The Bold Type is produced by Universal Television in collaboration with The District. The executive producers include Wendy Straker Hauser, Matt McGuinness, David Bernad, Joanna Coles, Brian Madden, Ruben Fleischer, and Sandrine Gros d’Aillon. On the other hand, Bad Behaviour is produced by Matchbox Pictures, part of Universal International Studios, and has an all-female creative team. The series is written by Pip Karmel and Magda Wozniak, produced by Amanda Higgs, and directed by Corrie Chen. Major production support for Bad Behaviour comes from Screen Australia in association with Stan, with development and production support from VicScreen.