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CNN prepping final season of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”

Turner-owned, global cable news outlet CNN is preparing a final season of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, set to debut in the fall. Realscreen has confirmed that the series’ final season will ...
August 1, 2018

Turner-owned, global cable news outlet CNN is preparing a final season of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, set to debut in the fall.

Realscreen has confirmed that the series’ final season will be comprised of seven episodes.

According to the Los Angeles Times, which first broke the story via an exclusive report, production company Zero Point Zero is teaming with assorted directors who were working with Bourdain to complete episodes shot in New York City’s Lower East Side, Texas’ Big Bend, Spain’s Asturias region and Indonesia.

One episode, shot in Kenya and featuring W. Kamau Bell of CNN’s United Shades of America, was finished prior to Bourdain’s death on June 8, and will be the last to include his written narration. The other episodes, according to the report, will feature audio of the globally renowned chef, author and television presenter culled from shoots on location.

The final two episodes of the series will include “making of” stories, outtakes and behind the scenes material, as well as reflections from fans, friends and others who appeared on the show over the course of its five-year run.

The 61-year-old Bourdain took his own life near Strasbourg, France, where he was working on an episode of the series.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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