Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Lower East Side Episode Airs Next Month
The posthumous season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown series premieres on September 23. And with it, the television debut of the Lower East Side episode.
The highly-anticipated episode (locally, at least) first aired as part of the Tribeca TV Festival a couple weeks ago, but will finally hit the small screen next month. Scenes were filmed across the neighborhood not long before his suicide while on location in France. It’s an extended cut at 75 minutes.
The press release notes the following about the Lower East Side treatment:
Bourdain takes a personal journey through this formerly bohemian New York City neighborhood, as he meets, shares meals and reflects with music, film and art trailblazers including Richard Hell, Deborah Harry and Chris Stein, Lydia Lunch, Fab 5 Freddy, Danny Fields, Amos Poe, Jim Jarmusch, Kembra Pfahler, John Lurie, Clayton Patterson and Harley Flanagan, whose collective cultural impact in the 1970’s and ’80’s has sustained through the decades.
Seven new episodes of Season 12 air on consecutive Sundays from September 23 through November 11, with an off-date on November 4 for election coverage. The final two of the series are “specials” that go behind the scenes and talk about Bourdain’s impact “on the world.”