‘Breaking Bad’ to be remade for Latin America
The new series - retitled Metástasis - is from Sony Pictures Television and Teleset.
Bryan Cranston’s Walter White has been reinvented as Walter Blanco - played by Diego Trujillo [pic 1] - while Aaron Paul’s Jesse is now Jose (Robert Urbina [pic 2]).
Sandra Reyes will play Walter’s wife Cielo [pic 3], with Julián Arango [pic 4] cast as Henry Navarro - Walter’s brother-in-law who works as a Colombian narcotics agent.
“Critics and audiences love Breaking Bad and its original take on the drug-dealing business,” said SPT’s Angelica Guerra. “It is a very relevant story for all audiences, produced with the highest standards, in spectacular locations with the best talent in the region.”
Alex Marin, senior vice president of distribution in Latin America for SPT, added: ” Metástasis is masterfully complex and irresistibly compelling. We are sure the show can bring the audiences and acclaim garnered by the US series to broadcasters in Latin America.”
The original Breaking Bad has garnered seven Emmy wins across its five-season run and will wrap after eight final episodes, which will air on AMC from August 11.