Watch a Sneak Peek of NBC's New Sci-Fi Series Revolution

Entertainment Sep. 17, 2012 AT 9:30AM

What would happen if the world lost electricity? A Revolution.

From executive producer J.J. Abrams, creator Eric Kripke and director Jon Favreau, NBC is bringing a new sci-fi series, Revolution, to the network this fall.

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"Technology has become part of all of our lives," Favreau, 45, explains in a sneak peek video for the new show. "Everybody relies on their iPhones, computers, email, internet. We're interconnected and everything travels at the speed of light." 

"What if one day everything just turned off?" Abrams asks. "Lights go out, transformers explode, planes fall out of the sky, power disappears," Favreau explains. 

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Revolution begins fifteen years after technology has shut down forever. Favreau says, "The society that has taken root seems like a throwback to simpler times."

But a young woman, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), sets off n a journey with two companion to find out answers about the past after her father is killed by a local militia, who was somehow involved with the blackout.

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"I think everybody fantasizes about how they would operate under such extreme circumstances," Favreau says. "And when you're playing in the playground of the human spirit, there are a lot of opportunities for storytelling."

Starring Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Billy Burke, Graham Rogers, Daniella Alonso, Zak Orth, David Lyons and Maria Howell, watch the sneak peek video of Revolution above.

The Revolution premieres Monday, Sept. 17 at 10pm EST.

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