‘The Bold Type’ Picked Up for 2 More Seasons, ‘Sweet/Vicious’ Alum to Take Over as Showrunner

Freeform drama gets 20 more episodes, with Amanda Lasher to step in for creator Sarah Watson

Freeform has picked up “The Bold Type” for two more seasons, taking the cable drama through Season 3.

Creator Sarah Watson has exited the series due to creative differences with the network, and “Sweet/Vicious” alum Amanda Lasher has been tapped to replace her. Seasons 2 and 3 will consist of 10 episodes each.

Based on the life of Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer at Hearst and former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief, “The Bold Type” stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Matt Ward and Melora Hardin.

“At Freeform, we are committed to delivering shows that celebrate the power and possibility of the female voice,” said Karey Burke, EVP, Programming & Development, Freeform. “Season one of ‘The Bold Type’ brought culturally significant stories to the masses that not only entertain but also empower our viewers to conquer the world – we are excited to continue to champion these incredible women.”

Lasher is executive producer alongside Watson, Coles, David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer. Holly Whidden serves as co-executive producer on the series, a co-production between Freeform, Universal Television and The District.

“When we launched ‘The Bold Type,’ we had no idea just how strongly it would resonate with young adult viewers who quickly saw their world of intense friendships, relationships, career ambitions, social media habits, and crazy sex and love lives reflected back at them,” said Coles in a statement. “The positive response has been overwhelming – we couldn’t ask for better partners in Freeform and Universal TV and look forward to pushing the envelope further in Season 2 with the phenomenal women and men of ‘Scarlet.'”

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.