Meet Walter Blanco, Walter White’s Non-Union Hispanic Equivalent (VIDEO)

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bill-swift - October 5, 2013

Yes, that headline was a Simpsons reference.

For those of you who are really hard up for new episodes of Breaking Bad, I've got some good news, and some bad news. The good news is that there are more episodes on the way. The bad news is you're going to have to brush up on your Spanish. Ai yai yai!

Univision will soon be home to a Spanish-language version of the iconic drug-manufacturing drama. It will be called Metástasis, and it will have basically the same premise as Breaking Bad, with a few tweak(er)s. For example, Walter White will be Walter Blanco. Get it? If not, Google "blanco." Also, it takes place in Columbia (go ahead and make your own joke about selling drugs in Columbia). Last, but certainly not least, Walter and his partner will cook meth in an old bus rather than an RV, because old buses abound in South America.

If this thing turns out to be directed by Señor Spielbergo, I'm calling shenanigans!

At any rate, watch the trailer above (which is in English, for some reason) and see for yourself. Also, check out the chart below for a character guide. I was hoping Jesse's character would be played by an indigenous dude, but I guess Univision had other ideas. And they say American television is racist!

(Source 1, Source 2)