By Mary Sollosi
July 20, 2017 at 09:43 PM EDT

The cast of Timeless was just as shocked and thrilled as the show’s fans when the series got a surprise renewal — just days after it had been canceled — for a second season.

Stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, and Goran Visnjic, along with executive producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke, stopped by EW’s video studio at Comic-Con to talk to EW SiriusXM radio host Julia Cunningham and PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle about that happy surprise as well as what fans have to look forward to in season 2.

“Shawn and I got the call at 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday,” Kripke said. “Shawn was in his Jacuzzi, as he does on Saturday mornings.”

Kripke was taking his kid to soccer practice, but they both stopped everything when NBC informed them that they regretted the cancellation and that they wanted the cast and creators to announce it themselves, on Twitter, in 15 minutes.

“We called everyone, except one person was getting her beauty sleep,” Ryan said. “I was asleep for all of it,” Spencer admitted; Barrett’s phone was on airplane mode.

“I tried calling Abby because we live somewhat close to each other. I was going to go to her house and do, like, a skit!” Lanter said. “She loves skits. Who doesn’t love a good skit?!” But she slept through the whole thing, “So I sort of did a lame version of it on my own.”

“Yeah, it was lame,” Spencer agreed.

Timeless’ devoted following certainly didn’t think so. Check out the video above for more about that exciting day and to hear what the cast has to say about the show’s future.

Check out the rest of EW’s Comic-Con 2017 coverage here.

NBC’s science-fiction drama Timeless features Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett as they time-travel in an effort to save history.
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