July 14, 2012 at 06:58 PM EDT

“When society goes away, it brings out the best and worst in people,” says Revolution director Jon Favreau in the below video. The NBC series is one of the most ambitious and buzzed-about shows of the fall, and below Favreau, executive producer J.J. Abrams and writer-executive producer Eric Kripke talk about project. This NBC video has interview clips and series footage. Check back later for our coverage of the Revolution Comic-Con panel this afternoon; the series debuts Monday, Sept. 17. Check out the video in an first look:

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