Breaking Bad remake starts filming in Colombia
Amidst the anticipation of the season finale of Breaking Bad premiering on US cable channel AMC on 11 August, news has broken that the Latin American adaptation has started production in Colombia.
Under the title Metastasis, the remake is produced by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Teleset, and will air on Univision's UniMas in the US. Filming will take place in and around the capital of Bogota.
Taking the lead role of Walter White (or Walter Broco in this instance) is Diego Trujillo, who will star alongside Roberto Urbina as Walter’s accomplice and Sandra Reyes as Walter’s wife.
Angelica Guerra, SVP and MD of production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for SPT said: “We have spent an extraordinary amount of time developing a compelling, rich story with incredible production quality. We have not only put together a world-class cast, but are also shooting in some of the country’s most magnificent locations. Metastasis is going to take audiences for a beautiful and thrilling ride.”
The critically acclaimed series follows the story of Walter White, a chemistry teacher who enters a world of drugs and crime after being diagnosed with cancer.
For those of you who can’t wait for the finale of season five, here is a teaser to whet your appetite:
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