<em>Sense8</em> Sense8

The titular characters on Netflix's Sense8 got a very special birthday present Saturday: a Season 2 pickup.

Netflix announced the renewal via Twitter, with a video that featured many of the cast members singing "Happy Birthday" to the sensates and sharing the news that Season 2 is in the works.

The series, created by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix), follows a group of eight strangers from around the world who suddenly find themselves reborn as "sensates" who are emotionally and sensually connected to one another.

During the show's Television Critics Association panel last month, executive producer J. Michael Straczynski said it was still up in the air whether Netflix would grant Sense8 a sophomore season. The streaming service famously does not release viewership numbers on its shows.

Check out the announcement here: