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 original version. A few minor scenes were shot differently than in Breaking Bad, but this does not change the storyline.

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GenreCrime drama
Based onBreaking Bad
by Vince Gilligan
Directed by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes62
Production locationsBogotá, Colombia and surroundings[1]
Production companies
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original network
Original releaseJune 12 (2014-06-12) –
September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
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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) worked 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 overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 7 June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12) N/A
2 13 June 23, 2014 (2014-06-23) July 9, 2014
3 13 July 10, 2014 July 28, 2014
4 13 July 29, 2014 August 14, 2014
5 16 August 15, 2014 September 5, 2014


Critical responseEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

India Catalina AwardsEdit

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

TvyNovelas AwardsEdit

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". Deadline Hollywood. 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 Archived 2016-09-22 at the Wayback Machine
  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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