Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 will return on August 12, and with it comes a host of new cast members.
Aaron Stanford (12 Monkeys), Mo Collins (Parks and Recreation), Stephen Henderson (Lady Bird), and more are joining the show as it heads into Season 4B. The new trailer for the season teased a walker hurricane haunting the show’s ensemble this time out.
During the AMC series’ San Diego Comic-Con Hall H panel, a fan asked whether the show might see more crossovers from The Walking Dead following Lennie James’ jump from one show to another. While none were confirmed, executive producer Scott M. Gimple’s evasive answer certainly didn’t rule out the possibility.
“It’s a shared universe, so it’s possible. I would never tell you at this moment, but I really want to,” Gimple said.
While the panel also teased some of what’s to come from the cast during Season 4B, one fan in particular wanted to know what the panel thought caused the walker apocalypse — and the joking answer from the panel should bolster a particular fan theory.
“The meth from Breaking Bad,” producer Gale Anne Hurd said in response to the question to much laughter and applause.
“That’s canon, that’s confirmed,” The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman then jokingly chimed in to say. (A fan directly asked about the two shows’ connection during The Walking Dead panel, and Kirkman offered a similar response.)
While the panel of course clearly appeared to be responding in jest, the answer comes in response to the Breaking Dead theory, an extensive fan theory postulates that Walter White’s blue meth from Breaking Bad incited the zombie problems in The Walking Dead universe.
The Walking Dead universe Easter eggs, including the use of a song from the Breaking Bad universe in Fear, have helped bolster the popular Breaking Dead theory among fans.
And though you’re interested in jumping into Fear the Walking Dead now, check out on our rundown of the story so far. You can also check out from earlier this year our interview with Lennie James about what it’s been like to move Morgan over to a new show.
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Jonathon Dornbush is a News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.