Aaron Paul
Actor Aaron Paul, pictured here at premiere of "Need for Speed" in 2014, recently played a trick on "Breaking Bad" fans by convincing them that a Jesse Pinkman spinoff was in the works. Reuters

Aaron Paul had a bit too much fun with his cadre of devoted "Breaking Bad" fans on social media this week. The actor broke hearts by telling viewers that a spinoff to the hit AMC drama was on its way before almost immediately revealing he was just joking.

It all started two days ago when the 35-year-old actor posted a very mysterious image on his Instagram account. It showed a dessert plate that read "congratulations."

"Can't wait to tell you what this is all about. It's top secret for now but you all will know soon enough. It's a new gig that I am over the moon about. Thank you angel for sending this to me from across the country. Love you lots and lots," the caption read (via Entertainment Weekly).

From there, UProxx captured the big moment when Paul took to Periscope to announce the big "news" (below). The actor thought it would be funny to announce that he would reprise his Emmy-winning role as Jesse Pinkman from "Breaking Bad" in a new spinoff series. As Buzzfeed notes, it was far from funny. Fans' excitement immediately exploded on social media in the brief few minutes before Paul revealed that it was all a prank.

The heartbreak and betrayal angered many fans and Paul quickly realized he may have gone a bit too far with his prank. He quickly tweeted the above apology and then took to Periscope a second time to confirm that he was just kidding and beg fans for their forgiveness. He even went as far as to bribe them with a trip to the movies.

What do you think of the prank? Was it funny or absolutely unforgiveable? Comment below or tweet your thoughts to @TylerMcCarthy.