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Every show needs a hero — and in the case of NBC's new series Revolution, that job goes to Miles Matheson.

Revolution follows a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. Miles (Billy Burke), a former military man, may be the key to unlocking why the power went out. But first, they have to find him, which is why his niece Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) goes to Chicago to seek his help.

Revolution's epic, mystery-filled journey will actually be paid off quickly

"When we find him, he just doesn't want to be found," Burke explains. "He's very suspicious of everybody in general, but this girl has specific information. I think that he sees the little girl that he once knew and realizes 'Oh, this is for real.'"

Check out an exclusive first look at the series in this video below, which will introduce you to who will hopefully be the savior of Revolution:

Revolution premieres Monday, Sept. 17 at 10/9c on NBC.