Breaking Bad, the Korean remake is coming. Park Bum-Hoon’s Korean remake of Breaking Bad is set to debut next year.
It has been almost a decade since Breaking Bad aired its last legendary episode, Felina, in 2013. The series, which premiered in 2008 on AMC, chronicled the journey of a high school chemistry teacher, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who, after being diagnosed with cancer, begins making and selling meth to pay his mounting medical bills with the help of his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Breaking Bad went on to become a pop culture sensation, winning 16 Primetime Emmy Awards over five seasons.
Breaking Bad, the Korean remake
Despite the passage of time, the fan base for Breaking Bad continues to grow. In South Korea, it has been decided to create an official remake of the series. An exclusive report by Hankyeoreh revealed that producer Park Bum-Hoon of JP E&M production company would be in charge of the project, with Lee Chang-Yeol as director.
The series will consist of multiple seasons, with four already in the planning stages. The script for the first season has already been completed, and while no lead has been cast and no networks have been attached, the series is expected to air next year.
While this won’t be the first remake of Breaking Bad, as the Colombian Spanish-language remake Metastasis was released in 2014, the hope is that the Korean adaptation will better treat such an important series.
News of the South Korean adaptation has been met with mixed reactions, with some excitement to see the remake, while others question how the series will handle drug use given South Korea’s strict laws concerning illegal substances.
As fans await the South Korean adaptation of Breaking Bad, they can take solace in the fact that the original series has left an indelible mark on pop culture. Breaking Bad’s legacy lives on through its critical acclaim, fan base, and impact on the television industry. While the future of the franchise remains uncertain, it is clear that the story of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will continue to captivate audiences for years to come.