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WATCH: Meet Walter Blanco in Trailer for 'Breaking Bad' Spanish-Language Remake

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 3, 2013 at 3:01PM

Colombia has taken note of the intense popularity of AMC's recently wrapped "Breaking Bad," and come up with their own Spanish-language remake of the show. Titled "Metastasis," the Colombian series features a lead character named -- drumroll, please -- Walter Blanco. Yes, really.
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Walter Blanco in "Metastasis"
Walter Blanco in "Metastasis"

Colombia has taken note of the intense popularity of AMC's recently wrapped "Breaking Bad," and come up with their own Spanish-language remake of the show. Titled "Metastasis," the Colombian series features a lead character named -- drumroll, please -- Walter Blanco. Yes, really.

Diego Trujillo plays chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-cook Blanco, with Roberto Urbina playing the Jesse Pinkman role (here named Jose), and Sandra Reyes playing Cielo (this would be their version of Skyler White, Walter's wife).

The trailer for the series has a laughable voiceover, and we have to second the Playlist's observation that it generally comes off as more of an SNL parody than a remake to rival the original. Take a look for yourselves, below.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.