Jon Favreau has inked a deal with NBC to direct J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke's high-concept drama pilot.

The show is being described as a high-octane action drama following 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.

This marks the director's first drama pilot, who has worked on the ABC series In Case of Emergency and a CBS comedy pilot titled Tweaked.

The project may start shooting outside of the regular pilot season.