Timeless created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) premieres on NBC on Monday Timeless/NBC

NBC has added a thrilling action-adventure show, Timeless – which dwells on the concepts of science fiction especially time-travelling – to a series of new shows that are set to air on the network this fall. The network's brand new show created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) is all set to air the premiere episode on Monday (3 October) on the network.

Click here to watch the pilot episode live online on the network's official website. Timeless season 1 episode 1 will air at 10pm EST.

While the show will deal with a number of pivotal events in history, it will remain focussed on three characters, who are tasked with the burden of saving the world.

A series of dramatic events will begin after a mysterious criminal steals a "secret state-of-the-art time machine" that has the potentials to destroy America by changing the course of history.

Considering the potent calamity at hand, an eccentric team consisting of a historian (played by Abigail Spencer of Mad Men), scientist (Malcolm Barrett) and a military veteran (Matt Lanter) is formed. In between time-travelling, chasing criminals across historical milestones and saving the world, the handpicked team needs to ensure that they do not change the course of history.

In fact, the pilot episode itself will be seeing the specialised team of time-travellers going back to the 1937 Hindenburg disaster, where they must stop the unknown fugitive from destroying the future. As season 1 of the sci-fi show unfolds, Timeless will make a trip to different eras and centuries, which mean a new costume, look and style will be witnessed in different episodes.

As the show will depict a different era in each episode, the three central characters with their varied backgrounds would make for an interesting mix. While Lucy (the historian) is nursing an ill mother, Wyatt (the soldier) has a broken heart and Rufus (the quick-witted engineer) struggles from loneliness. "I am black," Rufus says in the trailer adding "There's literally no place in American history that would be awesome for me."

It remains to be seen whether the time-travelling trio would save the world with their set of skills. To find out, watch Timeless premiere on NBC on 3 October at 10pm EST.