I do not watch much TV, but ‘Breaking Bad’ is decidedly different. A fantastic study of morality in a social context will air a Latin American ‘Breaking Bad’ adaptation after all.
A few days ago, Sony, who owns AMC’s hit methamphetamine drama expressed its disappointment that the largest Spanish-language network Univision would announce the new show, which would be called ‘Metastasis,’ as part of its lineup for next year.
Although Univision went a little over-the-top, luckily everything worked out just fine like on ‘Breaking Bad’.
Its adaptation of Vince Gilligan‘s drama would reportedly be customized in a culturally relevant manner, use original Spanish-language scripts, and feature stars their community knows.
Angelica Guerra, Sony managing director of production and Latin America and U.S. Hispanic said,
It is a very relevant story for all audiences, produced with the highest standards, in spectacular locations with the best talent in the region.”
The mostly Colombian cast includes Diego Trujillo (El Capo) who fills Bryan Cranston‘s shoes as a ruthless meth cook Walter Blanco, while Roberto Urbina (Che: Part 1) will play Walter’s partner Jose Miguel Rosas, the accomplice role that’s won Aaron Paul two Emmys. Sandra Reyes as Walter’s wife Cielo and Julián Arango as Walter’s narcotics agent brother-in-law Henry Navarro also star.
Univision suddenly has the big story of this year’s upfronts since the show will indeed go forward on UniMas, a Univision channel and is set to begin filming in the near future.
Meanwhile, the original ‘Breaking Bad’ begins its final run of episodes on August 11th, 2013.