09/10/2012 02:37 pm ET | Updated Sep 10, 2012

Watch ABC's 'Last Resort' Pilot Online (VIDEO)

The pilot episode of ABC's nuclear submarine drama "Last Resort" has been released online two weeks before its TV premiere.

The high-intensity geopolitical thriller from Shawn Ryan, the creator of "The Shield," has been lauded as one of must-see shows of the 2012 Fall TV season. It stars Andre Braugher as Capt. Marcus Chaplin, the commander of a US submarine who refuses to comply with a mysterious order to fire a nuclear missile into Pakistan. As it becomes clear his sub and its crew are being used by their own government to create a pretext for war, Chaplin goes rogue, and takes the armed vessel to a tropical island as he brazenly attempts to de-escalate the global conflict.

"Last Resort" premieres Thurs., Sept, 27 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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