August 09, 2017 at 11:31 AM EDT

Sense8 fans, the sensates and their crew would like to say thank you.

In a touching video posted Aug. 8 — the sensates’ collective birthday — creator Lana Wachowski and a slew of cast and crew members from around the world celebrated the Netflix drama’s surprise revival for a finale special after its second season cancellation, speaking directly to the fans who campaigned for the series to come back. “I think it requires a moment to just take a breath, to appreciate it, to look around and admire the holy s—tness of it all, because what you fans did was quite frankly unbelievable,” Wachowski says. “It happened, you did it, it’s real.”

Wachowski wasn’t the only one to take part in the 15-minute video above. Directors Tom Tykwer and James McTeigue joined in with messages of their own, along with cast members Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Toby Onwumere, Freema Agyeman, Alfonso Herrera, and more, who happily thanked fans in multiple languages and sang along to — what else? — “What’s Up?

Sense8 returns for a two-hour finale special on Netflix in 2018.

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