Good news, friends, the latest headline from Scarlet Magazine is that our favourite workplace dramedy The Bold Type will be back on Australian screens from Wednesday, April 10.
The series, airing in Australia exclusively on Stan, will pick up right where the dramatic season two finale in Paris left off. Season three episodes of the series will air weekly, the same day as the US on Stan.
Continue reading below for Mamamia’s interview with The Bold Type star Aisha Dee about what to expect from season three, the scene that left her devastated and why everyone misjudges this show at first.
Aisha Dee knows what it’s like to be a book always judged by its cover.
The Australian actress, who first caught our attention with a role in the iconic children’s TV series The Saddle Club, now stars as Kat Edison on dramedy series The Bold Type, a show that quickly became one of the most talked about series in Australia after it dropped on Stan in November.
But from the moment teaser clips and promotional posters for the series began to appear across Australia, people were quick to label the show as nothing more than a reheated version of Gossip Girl or a spin on The Devil Wears Prada, all for the simple fact that it featured a young group of women living and working in New York City.
The fact that the show was immediately written off as frothy and light entertainment is a sentiment Aisha is very familiar with. In fact, even she was ready to write off The Bold Type after hearing about the initial premise of the show.
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“I remember when our show first came out in America and the title for almost every article about The Bold Type was along the lines of ‘I can’t believe I actually like this show…’ I think people were really surprised after they watched it,” the 25-year-old actress told Mamamia. “I have to say I was very reluctant to read the script at first because I thought it was just going to be some watered down version of how I see the world.
“But our show is very much about women empowering women while also talking about a lot of relevant social issues that rarely ever get discussed on mainstream TV.”
The Bold Type, which was inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan Editor-In-Chief Joanna Coles, follows three 20-something women who work at the glossy Scarlet magazine.
The story of Aisha’s Kat, who is the Social Media Director of Scarlet and the first black department head for her company, plays out alongside Katie Stevens’ Jane, a former assistant who has just landed her dream job as a writer. The third ‘work wife’ of their group is Meghann Fahy’s Sutton, a young woman from a small town who is making her way up the Scarlet fashion ladder.