Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain's travel docuseries that took viewers to places as far away as Myanmar and Beirut, was still in production when he passed away last Friday of an apparent suicide. In the days following his death, fans realized the show was scheduled to be taken off Netflix July 16, and began tweeting at Netflix to keep the show online. The streaming service - home to the first eight seasons of the show - announced Tuesday that the show will in fact stay.
"Some fans have noticed that Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was scheduled to come off Netflix US on June 16," a tweet from the company read. "As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come."
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.- Netflix US (@netflix) June 12, 2018
A Change.org petition urging Netflix to keep the show gathered more than 6,400 signatures as of Tuesday, with the creator calling the show more than just entertaining: "It is heartwarming, it is honest and it benefits human kind. Please keep it on the air."
Anthony Bourdain had one of the only shows on tv that tried with all its might to teach Americans not to be scared of other people.- Allison F.🦉 (@ablington) June 8, 2018
While the end date is indefinite, Netflix subscribers will get to enjoy watching reruns of Bourdain's award-winning travel show for the time being. The sixth episode of Season 11, featuring Bourdain in Berlin, aired this Sunday on CNN, and 'Cajun Mardi Gras' is set to air next Sunday. Bourdain was shooting an episode of the show in France at the time of his death.
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