Our favorite rambunctious trio at Scarlet magazine is back for the last time. The Bold Type hit our screens in 2017 glamorizing the woes of building a work-life balance following Sutton, Kat, and Tiny Jane. Freeform’s popular fashion magazine television series was inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles. Four seasons later, it has explored racism, political issues, and sexual assault awareness. The popular series experienced an abrupt halt this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many shows, The Bold Type cut its season four short leaving many fans wondering what’s next for the Scarlet girls.
“I was really surprised and pleased [it was ending] because the show had kind of gotten shut down due to COVID last year, right?” Nikohl Boosheri, who plays Adena, tells Digital Spy in an interview. “They got shut down in March, and didn’t get to finish, I think, their last two episodes and completely wrap it up. “So we didn’t know if the show was coming back if we were going to be able to finish those last two, and what the deal was. Just the fact that everyone came together to wrap this up in a way that made sense and that fans would be happy with, as well as considering the circumstances we’re under – I feel so lucky to have been through that.”
Katie Stevens, who plays the titular role of Jane, explains how the pandemic, although difficult, brought her and costars Meghann Fahy and Aisha Dee closer together. “I don’t think that there will ever be another experience that I have in my career [like this],” Stevens tells People in an interview. “We were like, ‘We’re going to be like [Friends stars] Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. We’re going to be friends forever. We knew that COVID was going to be crazy, so we coordinated it to where we got apartments in the same building this last season,” Stevens says. “We really only saw each other and only hung out with each other. We would finish work, order dinner together and sit on the couch and watch The Hills. All of the COVID protocols taxed our emotions, and it was just so great to be able to have each other to lean on and to vent to and talk through things with,” says Stevens. “We would talk to our family and friends from home, but it’s hard to explain to them what’s going on and how you’re feeling about it. It was nice for us to be able to work through that with each other.” Their hit Freeform series premiered Wednesday, May 26, 2021, and is available today on Hulu.