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Breaking Bad is already being remade...in Spanish

Oct. 2, 2013by:

Not even a full week goes by and the remake machine is already hard at work on BREAKING BAD. One of the greatest television series of all time has been the subject of numerous articles saying it can never be replaced, but Sony Television is going to do their best to make it big globally. Believe it or not but BREAKING BAD is kind of like the NFL: huge in America and not as much everywhere else in the world. In fact, most of Latin America hasn't seen the show.

With that in mind, Sony and Colombian producer Teleset are remaking BREAKING BAD with an all new cast for the retitled METASTASIS. While remakes of foreign shows are not uncommon, this one is not straying far from the source material. In fact, producers of METASTASIS have consulted Vince Gilligan to make sure they are keeping in line with the tone and stories of the original.

METASTASIS tells the story of Walter, partner Jose (Jesse), wife Cielo (Skyler) and brother-in-law -- and narcotics agent -- Henry Navarro (Hank).

That's right, they literally translated the characters names for the new show. Even the official image above is almost exactly the same as the promotional images from the first season of BREAKING BAD. Some details are being tweaked to fit with the geographic setting of the new series (the infamous RV will now be an abandoned school bus) and the show is promising to be more mainstream, which likely means toned down violence and language.

Can you make these changes and still be BREAKING BAD? While this will never tarnish the legacy of the just completed show, it is definitely an interesting experiment. Will METASTASIS be the equivalent of Steve Carell's THE OFFICE as compared to Ricky Gervais' original? Time will tell.

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12:28AM on 10/03/2013
I take it you guys haven't seen Betty Le Feo, the Philippine version of Ugly Betty.
I take it you guys haven't seen Betty Le Feo, the Philippine version of Ugly Betty.
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12:25AM on 10/03/2013
no thanks
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11:22PM on 10/02/2013
To be fair, the US threw the first punch with Ugly Betty. This is just... retaliation.
To be fair, the US threw the first punch with Ugly Betty. This is just... retaliation.
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9:39PM on 10/02/2013
Remake aside, "Metastasis" is a badass-sounding title.
Remake aside, "Metastasis" is a badass-sounding title.
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8:45PM on 10/02/2013
You mean we finally get to be those assholes!?!??!? I'm giddy with joy! "Ugh, that latin version has nothing on the original." It just rolls off the tongue.
You mean we finally get to be those assholes!?!??!? I'm giddy with joy! "Ugh, that latin version has nothing on the original." It just rolls off the tongue.
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8:25PM on 10/02/2013
It'll probably play more like a Spanish Soap Opera than the actual quality that the US version of Breaking Bad already was.
It'll probably play more like a Spanish Soap Opera than the actual quality that the US version of Breaking Bad already was.
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7:26PM on 10/02/2013

I for one am pumped

OH MAN, this is gonna be so much fun to watch. I plan on viewing every episode without subtitles and trying to guess the dialogue based on how close the scene seems to the original show. You could get friends together and make a drinking game out of it.
OH MAN, this is gonna be so much fun to watch. I plan on viewing every episode without subtitles and trying to guess the dialogue based on how close the scene seems to the original show. You could get friends together and make a drinking game out of it.
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7:08PM on 10/02/2013

YOU SEE AMERICA!

This is how it feels when you remake beloved shows!

This is how it feels when you remake beloved shows!

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11:24AM on 10/03/2013
What? Indifference? As far as I can tell, Breaking Bad will still exist, and I can simply ignore this foreign remake. Wait: isn't that what has been said about American remakes? I guess this confirms people overreact to remakes, or at least it does to me.
What? Indifference? As far as I can tell, Breaking Bad will still exist, and I can simply ignore this foreign remake. Wait: isn't that what has been said about American remakes? I guess this confirms people overreact to remakes, or at least it does to me.
3:41PM on 10/03/2013
I guess jokes are not translated well here. I really hate writing "lol" after every joke that I make just to express to people that what I said was indeed a joke so please take my word that I wasn't being serious. Chill out buddy... Lol.
I guess jokes are not translated well here. I really hate writing "lol" after every joke that I make just to express to people that what I said was indeed a joke so please take my word that I wasn't being serious. Chill out buddy... Lol.
7:00PM on 10/02/2013

I can't wait for the British version.

It'll be on a double decker bus driven out to the Yorkshire Dales.
John Hannah will play Walter & Danny Dyer will play Jesse.
It'll be awesome...



It'll be on a double decker bus driven out to the Yorkshire Dales.
John Hannah will play Walter & Danny Dyer will play Jesse.
It'll be awesome...



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6:51PM on 10/02/2013

No way

I'm mexican, and I've watched Breakind Bad since 2009. I waited unitl midnight last sunday to download the last episode and watched it before the usual spoilers. I loved it. In the last two years many of my friends became huge fans of the series, but not because of cable tv (I think it's in AXN but they're still in season 5A). Hollywood is the first to do remakes of important movies of all around the world, so this isn't new. That doesn't mean that I agree with the latin version. In fact, I
I'm mexican, and I've watched Breakind Bad since 2009. I waited unitl midnight last sunday to download the last episode and watched it before the usual spoilers. I loved it. In the last two years many of my friends became huge fans of the series, but not because of cable tv (I think it's in AXN but they're still in season 5A). Hollywood is the first to do remakes of important movies of all around the world, so this isn't new. That doesn't mean that I agree with the latin version. In fact, I know it will suck and I'd really wish this would be a joke. Best regards from Yucatan!
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6:45PM on 10/02/2013
I'm guessing Jose will be yelling "Puta!" periodically.
I'm guessing Jose will be yelling "Puta!" periodically.
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6:36PM on 10/02/2013

Lame

Lame lame lame
Lame lame lame
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6:17PM on 10/02/2013
lmfao
lmfao
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5:50PM on 10/02/2013

I don't understand the heightened disbelief or concern written into the article

Television shows are exported and imported all the time to fit different global markets.
Television shows are exported and imported all the time to fit different global markets.
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5:41PM on 10/02/2013
Definitely won't be as good as BB, but why not make it? I'd actually be curious to watch an episode or two just to see how it compares.
Definitely won't be as good as BB, but why not make it? I'd actually be curious to watch an episode or two just to see how it compares.
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5:47PM on 10/02/2013
Yup, it would be quite interesting...
Yup, it would be quite interesting...
4:56PM on 10/02/2013
It's either this or a Bollywood version...
It's either this or a Bollywood version...
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12:32AM on 10/03/2013
The meth causes people to sing and dance. Or is it just a hallucination?
The meth causes people to sing and dance. Or is it just a hallucination?
1:21AM on 10/03/2013
The Bollywood version would have a three hour series finale and a prolonged fight scenes with lots of slow motion. And dancing in the rain!
The Bollywood version would have a three hour series finale and a prolonged fight scenes with lots of slow motion. And dancing in the rain!
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