It’s still hard to believe that Anthony Bourdain passed away almost two months back.
To commemorate the star chef, author, traveler and TV personality, a bill was proposed in New Jersey to create an Anthony Bourdain Trail.
A few weeks after passing, the season finale of Parts Unknown aired leaving people wondering what would happen to the footage which was being shot for season 12 before Bourdain’s death.
There’s great news to share for the show which recently received six Emmy nominations.
Eater reports that, “CNN is moving forward with the late Anthony Bourdain’s groundbreaking food docuseries, Parts Unknown.”
The final Season 12 will air this fall and will feature five new episodes and two looks back on the life of Bourdain.
The new episodes will be in Kenya, Texas, Spain, Indonesia and Manhattan. The two special episodes will have reflections from cast & crew and the series finale about how Bourdain affected the world.
Only one episodes (Kenya) was completed from the final season at the time of Bourdain’s death. That episode will feature Bourdain narrating the episode, however CNN has to get creative for the other episodes.
Eater says the other episodes “will include audio stitched together from pre-recorded interviews. The Parts Unknown crew is also shooting follow up interviews to help fill in the gaps.”
There are no plans to replace Anthony Bourdain on Parts Unknown with another host. I can’t imagine that going over well with fans. However, the network is looking to develop new unscripted series.
No exact air date has been set for the final season of Parts Unknown but Eater says to expect it to air in late September or early October.
Find out more from Eater here.