Netflix Will Keep Showing Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown

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As tributes and messages of condolence still continue to pour in following the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, Netflix has announced it will continue to stream his series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

The CNN show was supposed to leave the streaming service this Saturday, June 16, but Netflix announced on Tuesday (June 12) they’ve reached an agreement to continue offering the series for an indefinite amount of time.

Posting on Twitter, Netflix said:

Some fans have noticed that Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was scheduled to come off Netflix US on June 16. As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come.

Bourdain’s show began in 2013 and ran for 11 seasons, totalling 96 episodes. CNN will be airing the final episodes, filmed before Bourdain’s death, throughout June.

Bourdain was filming a new episode in France when he took his own life.

The programme followed Bourdain as he travelled the world to uncover hidden treasures of different cultures and cuisines and won five Emmy awards, as well as a 2013 Peabody Award.

You can watch the trailer for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown here:

Bourdain was a master in the kitchen, before moving on to shows and books, helping audiences think differently about food, travel and themselves.

As well as campaigning for better working conditions for restaurant staff, Bourdain advocated for marginalised populations.

Throughout his fruitful career, the American chef received practically every award in the industry.

The Peabody Award judges honoured Bourdain and Parts Unknown for ‘expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure’, reports CNN.

They said:

He’s irreverent, honest, curious, never condescending, never obsequious.

People open up to him and, in doing so, often reveal more about their hometowns or homelands than a traditional reporter could hope to document.

The Smithsonian once called him ‘the original rock star’ of the culinary world, ‘the Elvis of bad boy chefs’.

It was a 1999 New Yorker article titled ‘Don’t Eat Before Reading This’ which set him on a path to international stardom.

Before becoming a linchpin of CNN’s prime time schedule, Bourdain hosted A Cook’s Tour on the Food Network.

He then created Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel which was a breakout hit, earning two Emmy Awards and gaining over a dozen nominations.

Bourdain was an influential figure in the culinary world, and many chefs have responded to his death with heartfelt messages.

Gordon Ramsay took to Facebook to say:

Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food.

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Speaking about how he approaches his work, Bourdain said at the Peabody Awards:

We ask very simple questions: What makes you happy? What do you eat? What do you like to cook? And everywhere in the world we go and ask these very simple questions, we tend to get some really astonishing answers.

Season 11 of Bourdain’s popular Parts Unknown premiered on CNN last month.

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