Wednesday 20 June 2018

It looks like 'The Breaking Dead Theory' may actually be true

The Walking Dead bosses confirm it's set in the same universe as Breaking Bad

Kim Dickins as Madison and Michael Greyeys as Qualtega as they enter
Kim Dickins as Madison and Michael Greyeys as Qualtega as they enter
Fear the Walking Dead - Cliff Curtis as Travis and Kim Dickins as Madison
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Walking Dead is a sequel to Breaking Bad, according to the showrunner of spin-off Fear the Walking Dead.

The latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead featured an Easter Egg which viewers believed prove it's set in the same universe as Breaking Bad.

In the episode, as Madison (Kim Dickens) and Qualtega (Michael Greyeyes) entered the market a familiar tune could be heard playing in the background.

'Negro y Azul: The Ballad of Heisenberg' is the same track that featured in Breaking Bad season two.

Digital Spy reports showrunner Dave Ericksen as saying, "I tried to be subtle with it.  That was probably the moment when I fell the most deeply in love with Breaking Bad, when they did that cold open music video."

"As we were looking for pieces to incorporate into this world, it had the right vibe to it. It's a gentle nod of admiration and adoration to [Breaking Bad creator] Vince Gilligan."

Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad

Fans have long suspected a connection between the series. In season one episode two Merle's drugs included blue-sky meth which will be familiar to Breaking Bad fans as Walter White's chemical concoction of choice.

Proponents of The Breaking Dead Theory believe that Blue Sky is the real cause of the walker outbreak.

Both series are made by AMC so it's not beyond the bounds of possibility.

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