CNN has released the trailer for the final season of “Parts Unknown,” which will mark viewers’ goodbye to beloved host Anthony Bourdain following his suicide earlier this year. Six episodes comprise this last go-round, but only one will feature Bourdain’s narration; in it, W. Kamau Bell accompanies him on a trip to Kenya. Watch below.
“He wasn’t making TV for TV’s sake, he wasn’t job doing a job, this was his life’s work,” says Bell, who hosts CNN’s “United Shades of America,” in the trailer. “That he brings my name into that, I feel a tremendous responsibility to learn the lesson that I learned when I was with him, to deepen the work that I’m doing, and to prove him right to want me to be on an episode of ‘Parts Unknown.’” Prior to this show, Bourdain was best known for the similar “No Reservations.”
“Parts Unknown” has aired 96 episodes across its first 11 seasons since premiering in 2013, winning five Emmys and a Peabody Award along the way; it’s up for four more Emmys at tomorrow’s ceremony, with Bourdain having already won a posthumous prize in the Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program category. The 12th and final season premieres next Sunday, September 23.