NBC has gone ahead and released the pilot episode for its new series "Revolution," giving fans of director J.J. Abrams an early sneak peek ahead of its Sept. 17 premiere.


Putting a twist on the post-apocalyptic genre, "Revolution" takes place 15 years after an unexplained phenomenon has crippled the world, effectively shutting down anything dependent on electricity. Jon Favreau, the same guy responsible for the "Iron Man" movies, directed the pilot episode.


"The feeling was that there was a whole younger generation that grew up without power," he recently said about the film's setting, "and that when nature begins to reclaim what we’ve built, whether it’s cities, you see the city of Chicago 15 years after it’s been all but abandoned, you see that the plants start to grow back over things and there’s a lushness and a greenness, and the green shoots of new life that have come over society, so it’s kind of an interesting, different spin on it that was something, we had really did and planned for and discussed."


Enough talk. Go ahead and enjoy the premiere episode below. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Watch: Pilot for J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution' series
NBC releases the first episode for its new post-apocalyptic series, 'Revolution.'