Anthony Bourdain's Work Is Set to Return to TV in a Completely Different Format

Anthony Bourdain's Work Is Set to Return to TV in a Completely Different Format

Sony Pictures Animation will adapt his Anthony Bourdain's graphic novel.

By Alesandra Dubin
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A year after Anthony Bourdain's passing comes the news that his work is set to return to TV — in an altogether different format from such past shows as CNN's Parts Unknown, which Bourdain was working on when he died: Sony Pictures Animation will adapt his graphic novel into a horror anthology.

The celebrated work Hungry Ghosts, which Bourdain created with writer Joel Rose, will become a “frightening, hilarious, twisted, and culinary-inspired ghost stories,” according to Deadline. “Channeling the eclectic visual style of Hungry Ghosts, which featured different artists, each episode will 'range in tone and will look completely different from the last, taking advantage of various forms of animation to best fit each story.'"

TV Guide summarized the plot this way: “The story centers on a Russian oligarch who challenges a group of chefs to play his version of 100 Candles, a classic Japanese parlor game in which participants take turns telling frightening tales of ghosts and demons. The four-part series reimagines those vintage stories with a culinary twist and includes recipes from Bourdain inspired by each installment.”

Meanwhile, Bourdain's daughter is taking after her father's tradition and talent as a graphic novelist: 12-year-old Ariane is creating her own work in the style.

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