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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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