The wait is over.
AMC confirmed this week that the critically acclaimed series will return on July 15 for its fifth and final season.
The 16-episode season will be split into two. The first eight episodes will air this year and the final eight will air during summer 2013.
The drama, which is filmed and set in Albuquerque, stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman.
The series has followed the story of White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Pinkman, with the aim of securing his family’s financial future before he dies.
AMC also released the first promotional photo for the upcoming seasons which shows Cranston with a bandage over his nose, which suggests that the premiere will pick up where season four left off.
The drama has picked up four Emmy Awards for acting — three for Cranston and one for Paul.
Hear what Bryan Cranston has to say about the “Breaking Bad” fifth and final season in the video below.
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