watch The Bold Type season 5 online

The Bold Type season 5 is all set to premiere on Wednesday, May 26, at 10 PM EST/PST). Unfortunately, the final season of the popular comedy-drama series will be made up of just six episodes. To make matters worse, due to regional restrictions, you may not be able to watch The Bold Type season 5 while traveling abroad. However, by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you can unblock and stream The Bold Type season 5 from anywhere.

The Bold Type season 5 will only be shown on region-locked platforms. This means that if you want to watch it via your regular streaming services while abroad, you’ll need to use a VPN.

How to watch The Bold Type season 5 online with a VPN

To watch The Bold Type season 5 online from anywhere, you’re going to need a VPN. These allow you to connect to a server in another country and change your IP address. You can then unblock geo-restricted content such as The Bold Type.

Here’s how to watch The Bold Type season 5 online from anywhere:

  1. Start by signing up with a VPN service. We recommend NordVPN although you can also use Surfshark and ExpressVPN which both offer great value for money.
  2. Next, you’ll need to download and install the VPN app (or browser extension) that’s compatible with your device.
  3. Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the US to get a US IP address. This is what lets you unblock Freeform as well as the likes of Hulu and YouTube TV.
  4. Go to Freeform (or a TV streaming service that includes Freeform). Sign in or sign up for an account as necessary. All content should now play without restriction.
  5. Still blocked? Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. It’s also worth connecting to another server to change your IP address.

The Bold Type season 5 will air live on Freeform. If you don’t want to miss out, it’s a good idea to test your VPN with your chosen streaming platform ahead of the season 5 premiere. Found a problem? You can always troubleshoot the issue with your VPN’s customer support.


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How to watch The Bold Type season 5 on US TV

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The Bold Type season 5 will premiere on Freeform. It may be that you already have access to Freeform via a US cable TV subscription. If this is the case, all you need to do is go to the Freeform app (it’s also available via web browser) and sign in using your cable TV login details. This will be an email address or username and password.

Fortunately, there’s also a way for you to watch Freeform online cable-free. In order to do so, you’ll need to sign in with one of the following TV streaming services: AT&T TV Now (existing customers only), FuboTV ($64.99/month), Hulu + Live TV ($64.99/month), Sling TV ($35/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month). Some of these services even include free trials for new customers. Note that The Bold Type season 5 will also be coming to Hulu’s streaming service ($5.99/month with ads or $11.99/month without ads) on Thursday, May 27.

Whether watching Freeform via your cable TV subscription or a TV streaming service, you’ll need a VPN to watch abroad (outside the US). That’s because Freeform content is geo-blocked due to copyright. By connecting to a US server, you’ll get a US IP address. This tricks Freeform into letting you watch, regardless of your location. NordVPN is our top choice for streaming and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk-free.

Where else can I watch The Bold Type?

Unfortunately, there’s no release date for the UK as yet (although you can find seasons 1–4 on Netflix). So if you are traveling in the UK you will need to use a VPN. The good news is that viewers in Australia and Canada both have options for streaming the show.


Don’t mind waiting a day later? You can stream The Bold Type season 5 on Stan with the first episode premiering on Thursday, May 27. It’s worth knowing that Stan also offers seasons 1–4 if you’d like to catch up on those. This Australian streaming service comes with a 30-day free trial. Three plans are available: Basic ($10 AUD/month), Standard ($14 /month), and Premium ($19/month).

Content on Stan is geo-blocked which means you won’t be able to watch it online from abroad. However, you can bypass these restrictions by connecting to a VPN server in Australia and getting an Australian IP address. Once connected, all content should become unblocked and available to stream in your location.


If you’re in Canada, you’ll be able to watch The Bold Type on ABC Spark. In fact, season 5 will premiere on the channel at the same time as its US premiere on Freeform (Wednesday, May 26 at 10 PM EST). In order to watch, you’ll need a cable TV subscription. Keep in mind that ABC Spark is only available in Canada. As such, you’ll need to get a Canadian IP address via a VPN if you want to watch it from abroad.

What do we know about The Bold Type season 5?

While The Bold Type seasons 1–3 were made up of 10 episodes each and season 4 featured as many as 16 episodes, season 5 consists of just six. The first episode in The Bold Type season 5 is titled “Trust Fall”. The season 5 official trailer suggests there’ll be no shortage of drama. In particular, there are unanswered questions after Richard walked out on Sutton after she told him she didn’t want children.

Who is in the cast of The Bold Type season 5?

Rest assured, the trio of Katie Stevens (Jane Sloan), Aisha Dee (Kat Edison), and Meghann Fahy (Sutton) are back for season 5. Based on the clip of the season 5 table read, we can also expect to see plenty more of Stephen Conrad Moore as Olivia Grayson, Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle, Matt Ward as Alex Crawford, and Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El-Amin.