Korean dramas have taken the world by storm in recent years, with the phenomenon of The Squid Game captivating audiences globally. This newfound popularity has opened the doors to numerous adaptations of both Korean series and international hits, including Money Heist: Korea. And now, it seems Breaking Bad is set to follow suit.
Breaking Bad, the legendary series created by Vince Gilligan, follows Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as they ascend to the top of the methamphetamine trade in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This high school teacher, diagnosed with cancer, turns to the criminal underworld of the city to ensure his family’s financial future. However, as expected, things don’t go smoothly.
According to The News, Korea is currently preparing an adaptation of Breaking Bad that will consist of four seasons instead of the original five, and will be created by Lee Chang-Yeol. The lead actor for the series is yet to be announced, but it’s already sparking curiosity and excitement among fans worldwide.
It’s worth noting that this new version of Breaking Bad won’t be a carbon copy of the original series, although it’s expected to maintain many elements in common. The show will likely incorporate South Korea’s strict laws on drug use, especially when it comes to methamphetamine.
While this drug, like others, is illegal in South Korea, it accounted for 70% of drug use in the country in 2019. Interestingly, the country’s laws are so restrictive that they even apply retroactively if a citizen is found to have used drugs in a country where they’re legal.
This could open up some crazy situations for the Korean versions of Walter and Jesse, providing a unique spin on the classic series. It’s important to note that while many viewers are excited about the remake, some in South Korea believe that it’s time to focus on creating original series. However, for Breaking Bad fans, the prospect of a new version of the classic series is undoubtedly thrilling.
As we wait for more information, we can’t help but wonder who will be cast as the Korean Heisenberg and who will take on the role of his ambitious pupil in the criminal underworld. With so much anticipation surrounding this adaptation, we’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for any updates.