The much teased return of Kiefer Sutherland to FOX is set for 2012 and the network has just released the first trailer for his new supernatural thriller, ‘Touch’. The show also marks the return to TV of ‘Heroes’ creator Tim Kring. That means one of two things. Either the show will start off strong and then get ridiculous by the middle of season 2. Or, it will be an awesome show that gets major critical acclaim, but no one actually watches it and it gets canceled.
Either way, it has Danny Glover, so I’m hoping for a sweeps week utterance of “I’m getting too old for this Shit!”
At the center of Touch is Martin Bohm (Sutherland), a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his mute 11-year-old son, Jake (David Mazouz). After multiple failed attempts at keeping Jake in school, Martin is visited by Clea Hopkins (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a social worker sent to evaluate Jake’s well-being. Everything changes when Martin discovers that Jake possesses the gift of staggering genius – the ability to see things that no one else can and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events. Jake is indeed communicating. But it’s not with words, it’s with numbers. Martin meets Arthur DeWitt (Danny Glover), a professor and an expert on children who possess special gifts when it comes to numbers. Now, it’s up to Martin to decipher the meaning and connect the numbers to the cast of characters whose lives they affect.