News: Fox Gets TOUCH-ed Up By Tim Kring & Kiefer Sutherland

Written by Kris Heys Friday, 23 September 2011

Movie News

Fox have ordered a 13 episode season of TOUCH, a new sc-fi drama from HEROES creator Tim Kring (who groaned?). The show will mark Kiefer Sutherland's return to the network since his long-running show 24 ended in 2010.

Here's the official synopsis:

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.

Can Kring make up for driving the once-great HEROES into the ground and deliver the goods? We'll find out when TOUCH debuts next Spring.

What do you think of the show's concept? Will you be tuning in? Share your thoughts with your fellow readers in the Comments or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag

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