Over seven seasons of The Walking Dead and two of Fear, there's never been an in-depth explanation of how the zombie outbreak took hold — until now.
Okay, that's a lie, and the fan theory I'm about to share isn't even new — but what is new is this incredibly cool video produced by #Netflix which packages the theory into one sweet four-minute visual treat. The theory in question: The individual responsible for the virus which turned the population of the US into zombies in #TheWalkingDead was none other than Walter White of #BreakingBad.
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The theory, condensed, is as follows: Walt, or Heisenberg if you prefer, produced a rare and quality strain of blue sky meth. That same drug appears to be in Merle's possession in Season 1 of The Walking Dead. Could Heisenberg himself be responsible for the apocalypse? It's certainly a long shot, but there are other fun coincidences to note: the red Dodge Charger with black racing stripes, bought by Walt for his son (and then returned), is later driven by Glenn (RIP).
The "evidence" continues to pile up. Check out the Netflix video below. Sure, you're unlikely to be convinced, but you will at least be entertained.
To the best of my knowledge, there's never been a series which was proven to exist within the same universe as another, totally unrelated show (ie. not a spin-off or sequel of any kind), beyond events like the crossover between Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl earlier this year. But it has to happen sooner or later, right? I like the idea that Walter's gradual descent into villainy had even greater consequences than all the insane shit at that went down in Breaking Bad.
There's also a fairly insane theory which speculates that The Walking Dead is itself a prequel to Game of Thrones... a series presumed to be set centuries ago. You can read more of that madness right here (the Redditor responsible for that does, in fairness, have the good grace to admit "there's a high possibility it's not true").
Check out the promo above for next Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead.
Our wonderful cover art is from artist Sarah Gury, see more of her stuff HERE.