'The Bold Type' Renewed for Season 4 on Freeform With New Showrunner

The show's stars announced the pickup at Disney's upfront presentation.
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Katie Stevens of 'The Bold Type'

Freeform is renewing its subscription to The Bold Type.

The Disney-owned cable network has picked up the series for a fourth year midway through its third season. Stars Aisha Dee, Meghan Fahy and Katie Stevens on Tuesday announced the pickup from the stage at Disney's upfront presentation to advertisers.

The series is also getting a new showrunner in Wendy Straker Hauser, who has been with the series since season one. She will be the third showrunner on the series, taking over for Amanda Lasher.

The Bold Type centers on young women working for a magazine in New York and balancing their career ambitions and personal lives. The show drew a solid audience for Freeform in its first season in 2017, which led to a two-season renewal

The Bold Type also had a behind-the-scenes change between seasons one and two, with Lasher (Sweet/Vicious) taking over as showrunner from series creator Sarah Watson.

The series has also drawn praise for its frank dialogue about sex and sexuality. "We're starting a dialogue about this stuff, where before, I think, in generations past, a lot of these things have been taboo to talk about," Dee told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018. "I love that we get to be messy and talk about all that stuff on the show."

The Bold Type is part of a Freeform scripted lineup that also includes the just-renewed Siren, The Fosters spinoff Good Trouble, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Cloak and Dagger and Grown-ish, as well as the upcoming series Party of Five — a reboot of the 1990s Fox show centered on a Latinx family — the alt-history witch drama Motherland: Fort Salem and the comedies Unrelated and Everything's Gonna Be Okay.

There's no word yet on an episode count or return date for season four. The Bold Type hails from Universal TV in association with Freeform and The District. Matt McGuiness, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer and Joanna Coles executive produce with Hauser.