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Damian Alcazar Lands Role in Spanish-Language 'Breaking Bad'

Damian Alcazar Portrait - P 2013

Sony Pictures Television "Metastasis" began shooting in Colombia this week.

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican actor Damian Alcazar has been cast to play drug kingpin Tuco Salamanca in Metastasis, Sony Pictures Television's Spanish-language version of Breaking Bad.

Shooting began this week in Bogota. Sony is producing the series with Colombian shingle Teleset

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Alcazar played a drug trafficker in Luis Estrada's narco-themed hit dramedy El Infierno (Hell). Diego Trujillo (El Capo) landed the starring role as Walter Blanco.

Metastasis will air in most major Spanish-speaking markets. 

"We have spent an extraordinary amount of time developing a compelling, rich story with incredible production quality," said Sony Latin America production executive Angelica Guerra.