There has been speculation for many years that The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are in some way connected. Eagle-eyed fans of the shows have spotted several similarities over the years that indicate that the shows are entwined somehow.
Some have even suggested that The Walking Dead is the sequel to Breaking Bad. I know, our minds were blown too!
And now finally, their theories have been given some concrete support from one of the creators of The Walking Dead who has confirmed an undeniable link between the two shows.
Let's take a look at what this link is and other thrilling theories from fanatical fans.
Breaking Bad first hit our screens in January 2008.
Bryan Cranston plays Walter White.
Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, was Walt's side kick throughout the series.
And then they started cooking meth together and one thing went wrong after another.
And before we knew it, it was all over.Breaking Bad ended in September 2013 with many fans crying out for more seasons. Vince Gilligan, the show's creator, explained how he wanted the show to end on a high and leave the audience wanting more. Well he definitely succeeded with that.
While all this was going on, The Walking Dead hit our screens in October 2010.
Rick Grimes soon became our new favourite anti-hero.
Although this show will be coming to an end too no doubt.Recent reports claim that The Walking Dead has been renewed for Season 10 and we are hoping and praying that they are correct.
So are you Team Walt or Team Rick?
Conspiracy theories about these two shows have been rife for years.Hardcore fans have been speculating since as far back as 2013 that The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad have too many similarities not to be connected.
And finally in 2019, a showrunner from The Walking Dead confirmed that there is a true connection.Could we be any more excited about this? Did the show's creators always plan it this way or was it a natural progression? Ahh, too many questions.
Recognise this song anywhere?This catchy song is the theme tune for Walt's alter ego Heisenberg and is often played when he really means business. This song also featured in the 11th episode of season 3 of Fear The Walking Dead when Madison and Walker were walking through the market. Dave Erikson, Fear The Walking Dead showrunner confirmed that this was "a gentle nod of admiration to Vince Gilligan", Breaking Bad creator.
The Red Dodge Challenger appears in both shows.Another similarity that fans picked up on was that the Red Dodge Challenger that Walt bought for Walt Jr. also featured in the second episode of The Walking Dead. Even more crazy was the fact that a man named Glen featured in both these episodes with this car. A coincidence? We think not.
Gus Fring is literally a dead man walking.When Gus gets blown up in the nursing home, we see him emerge from the rubble with a massive hole in his head. Would he still be able to walk with an injury like this? We doubt it. More likely this is yet another connection with The Walking Dead. Gus is literally a zombie.
Did Breaking Bad cause the zombie apocalypse in The Walking Dead?
Is Negan a reincarnated Walter?
Could the hillbilly meth addicts have fought off a few zombies before heading to Albuquerque?In season 2 of Breaking Bad two meth addicts steal an ATM and try to break it open for cash to fund their habit. Viewers have noticed that their many wounds and bruises seem a little extreme even for meth heads. Perhaps they had to fend off a few zombies before they encountered Jesse in the hallway?
Were Daryl and his brother Merle drug dealers for Gus Fring?
Taking it one step further.
Walt's Blue Sky meth also appears in The Walking Dead.
Gale's coffee machine miraculously appears in The Walking Dead Season 3.You remember Gale, the slightly odd brain to Gus' brawn (or craziness.) Do you also remember that weird coffee machine that he made? Well, once Gale was killed and his coffee machine disappeared with him, it then magically appeared in Milton's lab. Strange, no?
Both series are shown by AMC.
Some fans are believers.
After extensive YouTube surfing I've come to the conclusion The Walking Dead is a sequel to Breaking Bad and Walter White is alive.— Sean Smith (@Sean Smith)1478331029.0
#headcanon #headcannon Breaking Bad is a prequel to The Walking Dead. The blue meth Walter and Jesse make cause the… https://t.co/ATeKRWO8qA— Curtis Honeycutt ✍🏻 (@Curtis Honeycutt ✍🏻)1541945062.0
Others not so much.We call bullsh*t say some fans. They are both great shows in their own right and any overlapping details or references are just the creators trying to storm up some extra media interest. Cynical much?
You know how some people think Breaking Bad is a sequel to Malcolm in the Middle? And others also think Breaking ba… https://t.co/KJPoK1YnNQ— Rizatch (@Rizatch)1533052599.0
Throw Better Call Saul into the mix and sh*t gets complicated.
The Walking Dead is actually a sequel to Breaking Bad while Better Call Saul is the prequel. That's kinda cool.— Kristian (@Kristian)1477699199.0
Surely this is just semantics.
I wish people would stop saying Breaking Bad is a prequel to The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is a sequel to Breaking Bad, BB aired first.— Tom Broome-Jones | Black Lives Matter (@Tom Broome-Jones | Black Lives Matter)1505942587.0
Our minds after reading this.Could there actually be anything else to shock us about these two sensationally gripping shows?
A movie really??!!!
Bryan Cranston would do a Breaking Bad movie https://t.co/tg5f4pWhe4— Jérôme (@Jérôme)1547575225.0