The BBC has acquired all five seasons of the American comedy-drama series "The Bold Type." The company has also acquired Australian drama "Bad Behaviour" for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. “We are delighted that these two series are joining our BBC Three and iPlayer line-up – they are very different in tone, but both feature characters that viewers will empathise and engage with as they deal with the complexities of life," BBC Head of Program Acquisition, Sue Deeks said.
The shows were acquired for the BBC from NBCUniversal Global Distribution. "The Bold Type" is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and The District. The series’ executive producers include Wendy Straker Hauser, Matt McGuinness, David Bernad, Joanna Coles, Brian Madden, Ruben Fleischer and Sandrine Gros d’Aillon. "Bad Behaviour" is produced by Matchbox Pictures, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Led by an all-female creative team, the series is written by Pip Karmel and Magda Wozniak, produced by Amanda Higgs and directed by Corrie Chen. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan, with development and production support from VicScreen.
The fifth and final season of "The Bold Type" marks its UK premiere and all seasons will be coming soon to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. "The Bold Type" stars Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison, Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady, Sam Page as Richard Logan, Matt Ward as Alex Crawford, Melora Hardin as high-powered Editor-in-Chief Jacquelyn Carlyle, and Stephen Conrad Moore as Oliver Grayson. The series navigates world of publishing, their identities and individual voices. It gives a glimpse into the outrageous lives of Jane, Kat and Sutton, three millennials who work in New York at the nation’s top women’s magazine, Scarlet. The series is loosely inspired by Joanna Coles, former Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.
"Bad Behaviour" stars Jana McKinnon as 25-year-old ‘Jo’ Joanna Mackenzie who bumps into her old high school friend Alice Kang and memories come flooding back of the brutal year they spent together at Silver Creek - the wilderness campus of an exclusive girls’ boarding school. Back then, the two scholars immediately felt a close bond of friendship – that is, until the cool and manipulative Portia comes between them.
We are delighted that these two series are joining our BBC Three and iPlayer line-up – they are very different in tone, but both feature characters that viewers will empathise and engage with as they deal with the complexities of life.” Sue Deeks Head of Program Acquisition, BBC