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Walking Dead Star Likes The Fan Theory That Show is a Breaking Bad Sequel

February 18, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Seth Gilliam The Walking Dead Father Gabriel

Father Gabriel is a proponent of the idea that The Walking Dead is a far-in-the-distance sequel to Breaking Bad. Seth Gilliam, who plays the good Father in the AMC zombie series, spoke with Serieously (per and was asked about the theory that the two shows are connected.

“I gotta check the timelines on that, let’s see if the timelines work out,” Gilliam said. “I don’t know, I like the mashup, I like the crossover idea. It’s both in the AMC world. Why not? Let’s hit the timeline of that and see.”

While it’s purely a fan theory and not remotely canon, the notion is entirely without merit, at least in terms of in-show references. The theory breaks down as follows: way back when Merle was around, we saw his cache of drugs which included what looked to be some of Walter White’s infamous “Blue Sky” meth. Daryl later said that one of Merle’s dealers was a “janky little white guy,” which many believed to be a reference to Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman.

The Walking Dead universe later stoked the theory with an Easter Egg to Breaking Bad when Fear the Walking Dead used “Negro y Azul: The Ballad of Heisenberg” in a season three episode.

Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, has expressed his appreciation of the theory when he said at Comic-Con 2018, “I love that theory…That was a kick. They’re two great shows, The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead,” Gilligan said.

Bryan Cranston added, “Walt is dead, so he could be a zombie right now. Heisenberg zombie! My agents are out here, we should talk.”