Why Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” Isn’t Leaving Netflix

BY JST NEWS

For many fans, the shock has yet to subside that Anthony Bourdain is no longer indulging in the world’s tastiness. In grief, the chef’s books and TV series are revisited by his followers.

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Originally, Bourdain’s CNN series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was scheduled to leave Netflix on June 16. But on Tuesday, the streaming service announced that it has reached an agreement with CNN to continue the series for an indefinite period of time.

In a statement, Netflix notes:

“As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come.”

The weekend following Bourdain’s death, his loyal fans launched an online petition asking Netflix to settle on a licensing agreement with CNN to keep the series available on the streaming platform. Since then, the Change.org petition has gained 1,800+ signatures.

The popular travel show started in 2013, ran for 11 seasons and 96 episodes. CNN is currently airing the final episodes throughout this month. When Bourdain passed away on June 8, he was filming an episode in northern France. The show has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, including four for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

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