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.