10:45 am EDT, January 4, 2013

Aaron Paul reveals ‘Breaking Bad’ season 6 premiere date

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:

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:

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).

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