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Where ‘Breaking Bad’ is just getting started

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That’s how many trophies the cast and crew of “Breaking Bad” have hauled home after five seasons of groundbreaking TV, with six of those honors being earned at Monday’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The three-hour ceremony, hosted by “Late Night’s” Seth Meyers, nearly doubled as one long standing ovation for the AMC series, which ended its run in September 2013.

In September, Latin America will get its own, Spanish-language version of “Breaking Bad” called “Metastasis.” The premise is the same — a science teacher decides to cash in on his specialized knowledge by entering the drug trade, to devastating consequences — but the setting is Bogota, Colombia.


The series debuted in the States on the Spanish language network UniMas in June, and has also made its way to Mexico. But “in Colombia, not many people know about ‘Breaking Bad,'” Trujillo explained in an interview from Bogota. “There’s not a great cable culture here, people watch open television on the basic channels that we have. ‘Metastasis’ is going to be a great surprise.”