The Bold Type Online

The Bold Type first aired in June 2017 and ran for five seasons until June 2021. Unfortunately, the final season of the popular comedy-drama series consisted of just six episodes. To make matters worse, due to regional restrictions, you may not be able to watch The Bold Type while traveling abroad. However, by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you can unblock and stream The Bold Type from anywhere.

The Bold Type is only available 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 online with a VPN

To watch The Bold Type 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 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.


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How to watch The Bold Type on US TV

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The Bold Type is available on Hulu‘s base subscription which costs USD $7.99/month with ads or $17.99/month without ads. What’s more, both plans come with a 30-day free trial. This means that provided you remember to cancel before the 30-day free trial period is up, you could watch The Bold Type for free.

Note that Hulu is only available in the US. By connecting to a US server, you’ll get a US IP address. This tricks Hulu 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 isn’t currently a streaming home for The Bold Type in Canada. If you’re in Canada, you’d need to purchase individual episodes or seasons via Amazon, Apple TV, or the Google Play Store.

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All five seasons of The Bold Type are available to watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK. This means that you can watch the entire show online for free. Simply sign in or sign up for a BBC iPlayer account (it’s free) and provide a UK postcode (any will do). Remember, you need to have a UK TV license in order to stream BBC iPlayer content live or on-demand.

BBC iPlayer is only available to watch in the UK. With a VPN, you can get a UK IP address and stream its content from anywhere.


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You can stream every season of The Bold Type on Binge as well as Stan. A Binge Standard subscription costs AUD $18/month while Premium is priced at $22/month. It also has a 7-day free trial. Stan works out a little cheaper with three subscription tiers available: Basic ($10/month), Standard ($16/month), and Premium ($21/month). What’s more it has an even longer free trial of 30 days.

Content on Binge and Stan is geo-blocked, so you won’t be able to watch 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.

What is The Bold Type about?

Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, The Bold Type is a comedy-drama series set in New York City. It follows  three young women who work for a global women’s magazine called “Scarlet” as they navigate their careers as well as their romantic relationships, all while living in the big city.

Who is in the cast of The Bold Type?

The Bold Type features an impressive cast which included the following cast members:

  • Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan
  • Aisha Dee as Kat Edison
  • Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady-Hunter
  • Sam Page as Richard Hunter
  • Matt Ward as Alex Crawford
  • Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle
  • Stephen Conrad Moore as Oliver Grayson
  • Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El-Amin

Will there be a season 6 of The Bold Type?

Sad news for fans, The Bold Type will not be getting a sixth season after Freeform President Tara Dunken announced the show had been axed, with the season 5 finale wrapping things up. Fortunately, the show will live on, with previous seasons on streaming services like Hulu – so it’s not all bad news!

How did the series The Bold Type finish?

In the series finale of The Bold Type, each main character embraced significant life changes. Sutton and Richard reconciled, choosing their relationship over their differing desires about parenthood. Kat Edison, overcoming her commitment fears, declared her love for Adena El-Amin, leading to a renewed and deeper relationship.

Meanwhile, Jane Sloan decided to step down from becoming the editor-in-chief of Scarlet magazine to pursue her passion for writing and traveling, realizing that the administrative duties would stifle her creativity.

In an unexpected turn, Kat was offered the role of editor-in-chief after Jane recommended her, recognizing Kat’s innovative and leadership qualities. This marked a significant career step for Kat as she accepted the position, ready to lead Scarlet into a new era.