Breaking Bad
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Last summer, Aaron Paul pranked Breaking Bad fans by announcing via Periscope that a spinoff series focused Jesse Pinkman, Paul’s character on the show, was in the works. It wasn’t, of course, and the actor later apologized. “Sorry for the joke everybody. I love you all so much. Hugs and kisses,” he wrote on Twitter.

Recalling the story on Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Paul explained that he kept being asked about a possible season 6 of the hit series. “That hoax kept resurfacing throughout the years,” he said to host Jimmy Kimmel. “I decided to pull a prank on Periscope, which was terrible.”

As Paul remembered, fans immediately started commenting on his Periscope once the “news” was revealed. “Everyone is super excited. They don’t stick around for my conclusion, letting them know it was a prank,” he said. “Then it went viral, and everyone thought it was really happening.”

It was not happening, and Paul says it isn’t happening in the future either. So how did Paul feel when the dust from the prank had settled? “I just felt like an a–hole,” he told Kimmel.

Watch Paul’s interview below.

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