"Metastasis," the Latin version of the acclaimed television series "Breaking Bad," will debut in the United States on June 8 and will be rebroadcast by the UniMas channel, the Univision affiliate said.
The premiere of this version shot in Colombia will air simultaneously on the UniMas, Univision and Galavision channels, though the daily broadcast of the 62 episodes will be on the first of the three.
The Latin version of "Breaking Bad," a US series that won 10 Emmy Awards in its five seasons, follows the same storyline as the original series, in which a chemistry teacher takes up a life of crime after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and makes it his goal to pile up enough money so his family won't suffer economic hardship.
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Diego Trujillo ("El Capo" and "A Corazon Abierto") is cast as Walter Blanco, the name given to Walter White, the character played by Bryan Cranston in the original.
Roberto Urbina ("Che: Part 1") will be seen in the role of Walter's accomplice, Jose Miguel Rosas, while Sandra Reyes is the teacher's wife Cielo.
"Metastasis," produced by Sony Pictures Television, substitutes the desert landscapes of New Mexico with the streets of Bogota while retaining the characters and essence of the original, but with cultural elements that will engage the Hispanic audience.
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Contrary to what happened in the original series, divided into five seasons, the 62 episodes of the Latin version will air continuously for three months.