The series' main plot line revolves around a group of students forming a band. The actors who play the members of this band are also a real-life band, called Erreway. Erreway perform most of the music used on the show, and have been extremely successful in their own right, becoming one of the highest-grossing acts in Argentina and touring internationally.
The format was sold for various countries across the globe. In 2003, the Spanish public broadcaster TVE bought the rights to adapt the show. It did not go into production because of disagreements between the executives and Cris Morena Group. Also in 2003, Destiny, an independent company in Brazil, bought the rights and produced a pilot but it wasn't picked up by any network.
One of the first remakes to be made was IndianRemix. Produced by Rose Audio Visuals, it aired on Star One channel. As it was a hit among teenagers, it has returned on the same channel. In 2008, a Portuguese version of the same name was made by the channel SIC. Its first season started airing in September, but the second season was cancelled due to poor ratings. Corazón Rebelde is the Chilean remake of the show that aired from August 2009 on Canal 13 with the name of S.O.S. and Corazón Rebelde as the slogan. Two weeks after from the released of the show the name was changed to its previous slogan. It has had a good reception since it was released.
Γ4 is the Greek remake of the series. Its broadcast began on September 2008, by Alpha TV, and ended on 17 June 2009. It refers to the problems and the concerns of modern-day youth, though it's not exactly the same as Rebelde Way. The protagonists of Γ4 also made a music group, called "Τα παιδιά του Γ4" ("The children of the class of C4", "Ta peadia tou G4"), and released only one single, "Wasn't me or wasn't you". The group is not active anymore.