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DAMIAN ALCAZAR CAST AS ICONIC DRUG LORD TUCO FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADAPTATION OF HIT SERIES BREAKING BAD


Metastasis Begins Production In Colombia

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (July 31, 2013) — Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Teleset have begun production on “Metastasis,” the original series adaptation of the smash hit U.S. drama “Breaking Bad” for Latin American audiences. “Metastasis,” the first adaptation of the award-winning series by SPT, is shooting in and around the capital city of Bogota, including the traditional neighborhoods of Teusaquillo and Nicolas de Federman.

Multiple Ariel Award-winning actor Damian Alcazar, known for his critically-acclaimed performances in “Satanas,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro” and “El Narco,” has been cast in the role of Mexican drug kingpin Tuco Salamanca. The previously-announced cast includes Diego Trujillo (“El Capo” and “A Corazon Abierto”) as Walter Blanco; Roberto Urbina (“Correo de Inocentes”) as Walter’s accomplice, Jose Miguel Rosas; Sandra Reyes (“El Cartel” and “Pedro el Escamoso”) as Walter’s wife, Cielo; and Julian Arango (“El Cartel” and “Betty la Fea”) as Walter’s brother-in-law and Colombian narcotics agent, Henry Navarro.

“We have spent an extraordinary amount of time developing a compelling, rich story with incredible production quality,” says Angelica Guerra, senior vice president and managing director, production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for SPT. “We have not only put together a world-class cast, but are also shooting in some of the country’s most magnificent locations. ‘Metastasis’ is going to take audiences for a beautiful and thrilling ride.”

Based on the critically-acclaimed hit drama now entering the explosive second half of its fifth and final season in the U.S., “Metastasis” follows the story of an unassuming chemistry teacher who is given a fatal diagnosis and enters a world of drugs and crime, where he ascends to power.  “Metastasis” has been cleared in most major Spanish-speaking markets.

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