Anthony Bourdain and his frequent collaborators at Zero Point Zero Production are currently putting the finishing touches on the tenth season of their freewheelin’, award-winning CNN travel series, Parts Unknown. In this new batch of episodes, Tony will eat street food in Singapore, milk cows with Eric Ripert in the French Alps, attend a pig roast in Pittsburgh, and visit Fela Kuti’s family in Lagos. This season’s journey will also include a 10-hour train ride through Sri Lanka, dinner with Francis Ford Coppola in Southern Italy, a hangout session with Mark Lanegan in Seattle, and a crab feast in Puerto Rico.
This new trailer definitely highlights some of the lighter moments of this batch of episodes, but as always, Bourdain will also dig into the local economic, arts, and political scenes of these destinations. And just like last season, the show’s digital counterpart, Explore Parts Unknown, will be updated each week with dining guides, essays, and sidekick dossiers, as well as field notes from Bourdain himself. In the teaser above, Tony calls this “the strangest, wildest, most creative season yet.”
Season 10 of Parts Unknown kicks off on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with the Singapore episode, and a special “Prime Cuts” look back at the first nine seasons will air an hour before that on CNN. As a bonus for Tony fans, CNN will also screen the Bourdain-produced documentary Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent during the middle of the Parts Unknown run on Sunday, November 12.
Stay tuned for more details on Season 10 of Parts Unknown as they become available.