Sony Pictures Television and Teleset have announced that they will produce a Latin American adaptation of AMC’s Breaking Bad, titled Metastasis, Coming Soon reports.
A few days ago, Sony had a bit of a shock when Univision announced that it would be airing the Spanish-language version of the show. The studio had been in talks with the network, but the deal was not final. Sony will instead be working with SPT, a pioneer and industry leader in scripted formats. However, the series has been cleared in most major Spanish-speaking markets, to include Univision’s UniMas in the U.S.
“Critics and audiences love Breaking Bad and its original take on the drug dealing business,” says Angelica Guerra, senior VP and managing director, production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for SPT. “It is a very relevant story for all audiences, produced with the highest standards, in spectacular locations with the best talent in the region.”
Similar to the American version, Metastasis will center on Walter Blanco, a chemistry teacher who is given a fatal diagnosis and enters the world of drugs and crime, where he ascends to power. The cast includes Diego Trujillo as Walter, Roberto Urbina as Walter’s accomplice Jose Miguel Rosas, Sandra Reyes as Walter’s wife Cielo and Julian Arango as Walter’s brother-in-law and Colombian narcotics agent Henry Navarro.