Spanish-Language ‘Breaking Bad’ Introduces Walter Blanco
Spanish-Language ‘Breaking Bad’ Introduces Walter Blanco [VIDEO]
Breaking Bad fans, meet Walter Blanco.
A Spanish-language version of AMC’s wildly popular American television drama, called Metástasis, will star Diego Trujillo as Blanco (Spanish for “white”). Skyler White’s character, played by Sanra Reyes, will be called Cielo (Spanish for “sky”). under Univision’s network, UniMas. The distributors expect the show to do well in part because many Latin Americans didn’t see the American version due to cable’s lack of penetration in that region. Metástasis will even make its way back to the U.S.
Breaking Bad has been viewed in 170 territories worldwide, but has so far had a niche viewership in most. This version is off to a better start, though, as Sony Pictures Television sold the remake to every major Spanish-speaking television market across Latin America. Jesse Pinkman was renamed Jose Miguel Rosas, and will be played by Robert Urbina.
Colombian producer Teleset and Sony will distribute the show throughout Latin America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Release is set for sometime in 2014.
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http://mashable.com/2013/10/05/colombia-breaking-bad-trailer/. The trailer, which is in English, reveals only that the plot will be similar to the original, including the notion that “everyone has a tipping point.”
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The similarities continue beyond that. They have also consulted with Breaking Bad’s original creator, Vince Gilligan, to ensure plot points remain mostly the same