Taking to his Twitter to unveil the news, Breaking Bad lead Aaron Paul revealed to fans when the final eight episodes of AMC’s hit show will return.
UPDATE 2: AMC has announced that the Breaking Bad premiere date is now August 11th. This is a different date than what Paul tweeted (see below). He has since deleted his tweet.
UPDATE: The show may not end after season 6. A Breaking Bad spin off is in the works!
Breaking Bad season 6, also referred to as the second half of season 5, premieres Sunday, July 14. Paul tweeted:
New episodes of Breaking Bad will air July 14th. Get ready to break some shit.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) January 4, 2013
His followers were obviously very excited – at the time of this writing, the tweet has over 15,000 retweets.
In related Breaking Bad-on-Twitter news, co-star Betsy Brandt (who plays Marie Schrader) sent out this teasing tweet:
I just shot a scene that will make all of you FREAK OUT!This shit is big.
— Betsy Brandt (@betsy_brandt) January 4, 2013
On one hand, Brandt may be saying that she shot a very important scene. On the other, she may be making a joke about her on-screen husband. In the season 5 finale, Hank connects Walt with Gus while using the White family toilet. If she’s shooting a “big” scene, what could it be involving the supporting role? A big confrontation between Walt and Hank? Hank killing Walt? Marie runs out of purple decorations to purchase?
Related: Check out our Breaking Bad season 6 predictions.
There are eight episodes in the final season, so the show will be headed for a series finale on September 1 (presuming they take no breaks in premiering episodes).