Netflix has extended its deal for Anthony Bourdain’s show ‘Parts Unknown’ after fans petitioned to keep it on the service

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Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown.”
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  • Netflix announced Tuesday that it extended a deal to keep Anthony Bourdain’s CNN series “Parts Unknown” on its service for “months to come.”
  • Anthony Bourdain died last Friday in an apparent suicide at the age of 61, during the filming of the show’s 11th season.
  • Fans petitioned Netflix this week, following Bourdain’s death, asking the service to renew its licensing agreement for the series past June 16, when the show was expected to leave the service under Netflix’s agreement.
  • The first eight seasons of “Parts Unknown” are currently streaming on Netflix for the forseeable future.

Netflix announced on Tuesday that it had extended an agreement to keep the late Anthony Bourdain’s CNN travel docuseries, “Parts Unknown,” on its service past June 16, when it was expected to leave the service under Netflix’s licensing agreement.

Anthony Bourdain died last Friday in an apparent suicide at the age of 61. He died in France during the filming of the show’s 11th season.

Netflix’s announcement follows a social-media movement from fans of “Parts Unknown” who asked the streaming service to renew its agreement for the series following Bourdain’s death. More than 6,000 fans had also signed a Change.org petition for Netflix to keep the show on its service, as of Tuesday afternoon.

“Netflix, this show isn’t just entertaining. It is heartwarming, it is honest and it benefits human kind. Please keep it on the air,” the online petition reads.

“Some fans have noticed that Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was scheduled to come off Netflix US on June 16,” Netflix wrote on its US Twitter account on Tuesday. “As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come.”

The first eight seasons of “Parts Unknown” are currently streaming on Netflix for the forseeable future.

Watch “Parts Unknown” on Netflix.