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Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End: 'Breaking Bad' Gets A Spanish Remake.

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | October 3, 2013 | Comments ()


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I thought that all of the Breaking Bad news had been reported. I thought it has all been pored over, dissected, thoroughly digested, and then glowingly laid to rest. Then I stumbled upon the glorious image of Walter Blanco with the news that Metástasis has been created by Sony Pictures Television and Teleset for the Colombian market.

I didn’t even watch Breaking Bad, but this news has me excited. Changing Walter White to Walter Blanco (Diego Trujillo)? LOVE! Walt’s wife Skylar will be named Cielo (Sandra Reyes); Jesse will be Jose Miguel Rosas (Robert Urbina); Hank is Henry Navarro(Julian Arango). Instead of an RV, Walt and Jose will build their business in an old school bus.

Vince Gilligan and his minions have been consulted for the remake, but the series will lean more toward telenova instead of American-style drama. UniMas in America has already purchased the series, so if you have that channel you can contrast and compare the two versions.

Bleeding Cool managed to find a trailer on Youtube that’s about 30 seconds long.

Feast your eyes on the some of the new cast and begin to either salivate or rage. Your choice.

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  • Tinkerville

    I hope we see a lot of this:
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tum...

  • el_hombre

    Hopefully it's as intriguing as the genuine breaking bad...

  • Yocean

    Cinematography is breaking really bad in this remake...

  • Helo

    Telenovela budgets being what they are, I'm not sure they're placing the same kind of premium on the quality of the visuals as Gilligan and Co. do.

    (Nor am I sure that they really care at Univision hahahaha)

  • phase10

    I don't know. That trailer left me with a "FanFic" sorta feeling.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I seriously can't tell if this is real or a joke.

  • Zirza

    There used to be a Dutch remake of Desperate Housewives. This may sound like a terrible idea but it was actually quite brilliant. So, you never know, I guess is my point.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Yeah. I remember a terribly cheap German adaption of Lost.

  • PDamian

    Oh, hey -- if Yo soy Betty, la fea, a Colombian telenovela, can be remade for the English-speaking American market as Ugly Betty, then a Colombian, Spanish-language remake of Breaking Bad is not only permissible, but desirable.

    EDITED to correct "Columbian" to "Colombian." Blame the mistake on my affection for my new Columbia winter parka, which hugs me and cuddles me and makes me look BADASS.

  • Helo

    Betty la Fea came from an outdoor clothing manufacturer? Who knew?

    But yes, your point is spot on, I was just about to invoke Betty La Fea. Television shows that originate in the United States gets remade PLENTY abroad, we just never find out about it (the russian "Everyone Loves Raymond", for instance). And U.S. television often imports shows - both In Treatment and Homeland are based on original Israeli programming.

    (P.S. - Colombia.)

  • e jerry powell

    And the Israeli audience clearly likes Downer TV, based solely on בטיפול

  • PDamian

    Aw, shit ... and ROFL! Thanks!

  • Helo

    No no, thank you for being such a good sport about it. ;-)

  • bleujayone

    So by that rationale, will they change Chilean-American Gustavo Fring into Scottish-American Angus "Gus-Gus" Ferguson?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I was just wondering if all the bad guys would be pale shifty-eyed gringos. It's only fair.

  • e jerry powell

    ¡Justicia!

  • Helo

    Instead of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, we're gonna get some mormon hip-hop group from Utah, and TwaüghtHammer's gonna become a cumbia band.

    Being Panamanian, where Colombian soap operas have a ridiculous foothold on the local primetime market, I'm going to have so much fun making "bold predictions" about the twists and turns.

  • DeltaJuliet

    I see they're sticking with the tighty whities......

  • Steve Ward

    I saw this on the BB iBook. I say good luck to them. Americans have no shortage of great shows they've taken and ruined, let Latin America have their fun.

    And if it turns into a massive hit, Gilligan and co. get to cash some cheques. There are no losers here.

  • Fredo

    I can't wait for the Indian remake of the Spanish remake. It'll be about Manish Safeda, a chemistry teacher who partners with failed student, Pranav Sandulkar about making opium out in the badlands of East India.

    Which will naturally beget the Italian remake of the Indian remake of the Spanish remake. It'll be about Guillermo Bianco, a chemistry teacher who partners with failed student Guido Antonio Pirlo about making meth in a tiny island off the coast of Sicily.

    Which will obviously force the English remake....

  • emmalita

    A Celtic knot snake eating itself.

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