The fifth and final season of Emmy award-winning drama “Breaking Bad” will premiere on AMC on July 15th at 10 PM, the American cable channel has announced. The first eight episodes of the series will be broadcast this Summer, while its final eight episodes will air over Summer next year after an unexplained hiatus.

The series has not yet been picked up for broadcast in the UK, where the show hasn’t aired since its second season, which was rushed out by Five USA over the course of a few weeks – but with the third series finally having been greanted a DVD release in the UK as of 14th May, the chances of the programme finding a new broadcaster are looking up.