Ever since we learned that there will be 16 episodes of Breaking Bad following season four, the one question that remained was if the remaining eps would be split into two seasons.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, lead star Bryan Cranston confirmed that the fifth season will be split into two parts:

“We’re splitting it,” says Cranston, who’s currently shooting the fifth season premiere in New Mexico. “We’re going to shoot the first eight, then take a four-month production break, then the rest will air next year.”

Cranston went on to tease the premiere episode’s script:

“We pick up right where we left off,” Cranston says of the fifth season opener. “We’re cleaning up the pieces from last season’s huge ordeal where Gus Fring was forced to meet his maker. It’s not as easy as Walter thought. And as we’ve discovered over the years, you don’t really know who Walter White is. I’m still discovering who he is and I’m trying to allow myself to be open to him going darker and darker. There’s physical danger to himself and his family, plus there’s the emotional danger due to his anger and hubris. It’s about the evil that men do and where that takes him.”

The show is expected to premiere in July!