‘Breaking Bad’ to be remade in Spanish

The hit drugs drama is being adapted for Latin American markets and will be titled 'Metástasis'

A Spanish language remake of Breaking Bad is in the works.

The acclaimed US drama series began in 2008 and follows the fortunes of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher played by Bryan Cranston who begins producing and selling crystal meth after being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. The final eight episodes are due to air this summer.

However, just as Breaking Bad reaches its conclusion, makers Sony have announced plans to adapt the series for Latin American markets. The remake has already been cast and will be titled Metástasis.

“Critics and audiences love Breaking Bad and its original take on the drug-dealing business,” Sony executive Angelica Guerra told The Hollywood Reporter . “It is a very relevant story for all audiences, produced with the highest standards, in spectacular locations with the best talent in the region.”

Meanwhile, Breaking Bad‘s creator Vince Gilligan is hatching plans for a comedy spin-off series focusing on Saul Goodman, the dodgy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. Gilligan said last month (April): “Nothing is set in stone yet, but I can tell you, for sure, that I would love to see that happen.”