US series ‘The Bold Type’ & Oz drama ‘Bad Behaviour’ come to UK’s BBC Three

The Bold Type

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired all five seasons of US comedy-drama series The Bold Type, as well as Australian drama Bad Behaviour, for its youth-skewing BBC Three and VOD service BBC iPlayer.

Both shows were picked up following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution, with The Bold Type offering 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 fashion titles Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. The fifth and final season of The Bold Type marks its UK premiere and all seasons (52 x 45-minutes) will be coming soon to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.

The Bold Type is produced by Universal Television and The District. Executive producers include Wendy Straker Hauser, Matt McGuinness, David Bernad, Joanna Coles, Brian Madden, Ruben Fleischer and Sandrine Gros d’Aillon.

Bad Behaviour, meanwhile, is a 4 x 55-minute series following 25-year-old ‘Jo’ Joanna Mackenzie who bumps into her old high school friend Alice Kang causing memories to come flooding back of the brutal year they spent together at Silver Creek – the wilderness campus of an exclusive girls’ boarding school. The show is produced by Matchbox Pictures and written by Pip Karmel and Magda Wozniak. Amanda Higgs produces, while Corrie Chen directs.

BBC head of programme acquisition, Sue Deeks, said: “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.”

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