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'Breaking Bad' Spanish-language adaptation a go

Date May 13, 2013

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - After a bit of confusion, it's officially true: The Spanish-language adaptation of "Breaking Bad" is a go, Sony Pictures Television said on Monday.

The adaptation, titled "Metastasis" and starring El Capo" actor Diego Trujillo as, yes, Walter Blanco, will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and Teleset.

Univision announced the project last week as part of its 2014 lineup - but that apparently came as news to Sony, which owns "Breaking Bad." It contacted Univision and expressed its surprise, since a deal had not yet been struck, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap last week.

"Metastasis" has been cleared in most major Spanish-speaking markets, including Univision's UniMas in the United States.

Much like - OK, pretty much exactly like - "Breaking Bad," "Metastasis" follows the story of an unassuming chemistry teacher who is given a fatal diagnosis and enters a world of drugs and crime, where he ascends to power.

Che: Part 1" actor Robert Urbina will play Walter Blanco's accomplice, Jose Miguel Roses. The cast also includes Sandra Reyes and Julian Arango.

Now, the only question that remains is, what's the Spanish translation for "Heisenberg"?

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