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Anthony Bourdain’s Graphic Novel 'Hungry Ghosts' Is About To Become A TV Show

Savannah Walsh
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From Delish

Since Anthony Bourdain’s passing, his fans have hungered for one more book, episode of Parts Unknown, or recipe to remember the beloved chef by. A piece of Bourdain may actually be coming soon with the announcement of a new project based on one of the late author’s creations. Per Deadline, Sony Pictures Animation is developing an animated series based on the graphic novel series Hungry Ghosts-written by Bourdain and Joel Rose.

There aren’t too many details on the project yet but Deadline describes the series as “an anthology of frightening, hilarious, twisted, and culinary-inspired ghost stories. 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.”

Some preliminary questions: What does a “culinary-inspired” ghost story even look like? Can food be haunted somehow? Or is the chef the one possessed by spirits? Additionally, if each episode of the anthology is “completely different from the last” then how will the series tie together, if at all? Bourdain was known for embracing adventure and this animated series could share that very sentiment.

Bourdain’s history with comic books dates back farther than you might think. In 2012, Bourdain collaborated with Rose on the graphic novel Get Jiro!, which takes place in a future dystopia where master chefs rule. It was followed by the sequel, Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi. Four issues of Hungry Ghosts were released in 2018, with the last hitting shelves only a month prior to Bourdain’s death.

Whenever the series makes its way to the screen, the world will undoubtedly thrill in traveling to a world that Bourdain cooked up.

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