CNN will be airing the final season of Parts Unknown, hosted by legendary chef Anthony Bourdain, beginning Sunday, September 29. In June, the well-respected CNN personality took his own life. CNN president Jeff Zucker remembered Bourdain, offering the following statement: “Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it.”
According to CNN, filming for season 12 of Parts Unknown had been in progress when Bourdain passed away on June 8, 2018. In addition to one episode that includes the host’s narration (Kenya), there are four other location-based shows: Indonesia, West Texas, Spain and New York City’s Lower East Side, plus two specials.
“We believed early on that Parts Unknown would be an exceptional series with an incomparable host and stellar production team. We are grateful to have collaborated with such an incredibly talented friend and colleague whose prolific body of work and extraordinary personality touched so many,” said Amy Entelis, Executive Vice President, Talent and Content Development, CNN Worldwide.