CNN announced that the final episodes of the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain‘sÂ popular show Parts Unknown would air from September 23rd beginning with Bourdain’s trip to Kenya withÂ United States of AmericaÂ hostÂ W. Kamau Bell.
Bourdain was found dead in June as Series 12 of the show was in production in France, reportedly having committedÂ suicide.
Many fell in love with Bourdain’s show for its ability to fuse aspects of travel and culinary experiences across the world.
“In Nairobi, they talk to locals about the countryâ€™s growth and economic challenges, as well as the continual fight for identity and self-definition of Kenyans.Â Â Bourdain and Bell also take a Matatu party bus ride, share a meal of goatâ€™s head soup and visit a boxing academy devoted to teaching young women, and promoting female empowerment.Â
“Leaving Nairobi the pair travel to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and visit with a Maasai community actively engaged in conservation.Â Â Through the eyes of Bourdain and Bell, and their first experiences with this highly dynamic deeply, soulful and beautiful country we ask, what will a future Kenyaâ€¦ for Kenyansâ€¦. by Kenyansâ€¦look like?” a CNN description for the Kenya episode reads in part.
A trailer released for the final episodes featured glimpses of the Bourdain at Lewa and admiring the Kenyan landscape from the edge of a cliff.
â€œWe believed early on thatÂ Parts UnknownÂ would be an exceptional series with an incomparable host and stellar production team.
â€œWe are grateful to have collaborated with such an incredibly talented friend and colleague whoseÂ prolific body of work andÂ extraordinaryÂ personalityÂ touchedÂ so many,” statedÂ Amy Entelis, executive vice president, talent and content development, CNN Worldwide.
In the final episodes, Bourdain goes toÂ Kenya, Asturias, Spain, Indonesia, West Texas, and New York Cityâ€™s Lower East Side.
CNN also confirmed that two unnamed specials would be released.