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Genre Crime drama
Based on Breaking Bad
Directed by Andy Baiz, Andrés Biermann
Starring Diego Trujillo
Roberto Urbina[es]
Sandra Reyes[es]
Julián Arango
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 62
Location(s) Bogotá, Colombia and surroundings[1]
Production company(s) Sony Entertainment Television (Latin America), Teleset
Original network UniMás
Fox Latin America
Caracol Television
Original release June 8 (2014-06-08) – September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)
External linksástasis

Metástasis (meaning "metastasis" in Spanish) is an American, Spanish-language version of the U.S. crime drama Breaking Bad. It follows all five seasons of Breaking Bad, with very few exceptions and little additions not seen in the American version. A few minor scenes were shot differently than in Breaking Bad, but this does not change the storyline.


After several days of speculation fueled by Univision,[2] on March 13, 2013, Sony confirmed that it would be making a Spanish-language remake of Breaking Bad.[3]

Sony Entertainment Television (Latin America) is working with Colombian producer Teleset on the series, which is set in Bogotá, Colombia, and its surroundings[1] and consists of 62 50-minute-long episodes. The directors are Andy Baiz and Andrés Biermann.[4]


The series stars Diego Trujillo as Walter Blanco (Walter White) and Roberto Urbina[es] as José Miguel Rosas (Jesse Pinkman), alongside Sandra Reyes[es] as Cielo Blanco (Skyler White) and Julián Arango as Henry Navarro (Hank Schrader).[3][5] The equivalent of Saul Goodman is named Saúl Bueno.[6] Mexican actor Damián Alcázar played the show's equivalent of Tuco Salamanca.[1]


As with many Latin American dramas, Metástasis is stripped in a telenovela format in which all of the episodes are aired daily over the course of less than a year.

In addition to local broadcasts, the Fox Latin America satellite channel will transmit the series across Latin America.[8]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 33 June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08) N/A
2 13 June 23, 2014 (2014-06-23) N/A

Awards and nominations[edit]

India Catalina Awards[edit]

Year Category Appointment Result
2016[9] Best antagonistic actor of telenovela or series Frank Ramirez Won

TvyNovelas Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Result
2016[10] Best Supporting Actor in a Series Julian Arango Nominated
Diego Garzón Nominated


  1. ^ a b c David Redondo (2013-10-03). "'Metástasis', la versión latina de 'Breaking Bad'" ["Metástasis, the Latin version of "Breaking Bad""]. Cadena Ser (in Spanish). 
  2. ^ Patten, Dominic (May 10, 2013). "Univision Announces Adaptations of Breaking Bad & Gossip Girl for Hispanic Market". PMC. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b O'Connell, Michael (May 13, 2013). "Univision and Sony Firm Up Plans for a Breaking Bad Spanish-language Remake". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Metástasis" on Teleset website
  5. ^ Roxborough, Scott (October 2, 2013). "Meet Walter Blanco: Breaking Bad Gets Spanish-language Version". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bennett, Laura (February 7, 2014). "The Amazing World of Breaking Bad en Español". New Statesman. Progressive Media International. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Matástasis", Televisa Canal 5 website, retrieved 2014-07-27
  8. ^ Laura Rojas (2013-10-31). "Detalles exclusivos de Metástasis, la adaptación de Breaking Bad" [Exclusive details about Metástasis, the adaptation of Breaking Bad]. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  9. ^ @ElUniversalCtg (2016-03-05). "Y los ganadores de los premios India Catalina 2016 son.." [Y los ganadores de los premios India Catalina 2016 son...]. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  10. ^ Tvynovelas (2016-02-26). "Estos son los nominados a los Premios TVyNovelas 2016" [These are the nominees for the TVyNovelas 2016 Awards]. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-02-26. 

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