back to top

We’ve updated our privacy notice and cookie policy. Learn more about cookies, including how to disable them, and find out how we collect your personal data and what we use it for.

George RR Martin Is A "Breaking Bad" Fan, Which Makes Total Sense

Game Of Thrones/A Song Of Ice And Fire creator says Walter White has inspired him to create a more evil character.

Posted on

Following the emotionally punishing and widely acclaimed Ozymandias episode of Breaking Bad, writer George RR Martin - who lives in New Mexico, where the show is set - took to his blog to praise the AMC drama, which is now in its final season.


Excitingly, Martin then hinted that his next book would be influenced by Breaking Bad.

The author then touched on Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones' Emmy chances.

"This is the final season of BREAKING BAD. I think GAME OF THRONES may have a shot at upsetting BB for this year's Emmy (only a shot, though, I think they are the clear favorite), which pits us against their previous season… but there's no way in hell that anyone is going to defeat BREAKING BAD next year, when their last season is the one in contention."

It kind of makes sense, that Martin would be a Breaking Bad fan. After all, he - just like Vince Gilligan and co - has a sadistic streak when it comes to delivering devastating plot twists.

Which is all very well. But, George, please stop watching TV and blogging. You have a book to write.