Breaking Bad Created The Walking Dead in This Wild Fan Theory

Netflix gave viewers a video connecting the dots

By Chris Harnick Nov 03, 2016 1:56 PMTags
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Fan theories are a wonderful, weird thing, to say the least. The best make you think, the worst make you laugh. The latest one sweeping the internet thanks to a video made by Netflix? The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad share a same universe. To be more exact: Breaking Bad, the Emmy-winning drama from Vince Gilligan about the rise and fall of drug kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his trademark blue meth created the zombie outbreak in The Walking Dead.

As the video explains, there is more than one clue that points to these two AMC shows being in the same universe. For example, in the first season viewers saw Merle Dixon's (Michael Rooker) drug stash, which included Blue Sky, Walter White's signature meth. Not enough to convince you? Remember when Daryl said Merle's drug dealer used to call everyone "bitch"? And then there's this Gus Fring theory that's pretty absurd.

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According to the Netflix video, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad sharing a universe has a 5 out of 10 believability rating. Do you buy it?

We'll believe it when Marie (Betsy Brandt) shows up in the Saviors camp in tattered purple war togs, killing zombies with spoons.

The Walking Dead season seven is just getting started with a series of gruesome deaths. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) killed Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) in front of all their friends. Then he took Daryl (Norman Reedus) and, well, was just generally awful to everyone. Viewers just met a new group from the Kingdom, with King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) leading the group that now counts Morgan (Lennie James) and Carol (Melissa McBride) among its residents, at least temporarily.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays, 9 p.m. on AMC.