First Trailer for Fox’s Spring 2012 Series TOUCH Starring Kiefer Sutherland

     October 6, 2011


After making waves with eight seasons of the action thriller series 24, actor Kiefer Sutherland and Fox are back together for what looks like a promising new drama series that I wish would’ve debuted this fall instead of next spring. From Heroes creator Tim Kring comes Touch, a drama about a widower (Sutherland) whose 11-year-old mute son is seeing patterns in numbers. But what does it all mean? Looking like a mix of Alex Proyas’ Knowing and the mythology of Kring’s aforementioned superhero drama on NBC, a new trailer released straight from Fox really makes Touch look like a promising addition to Fox’s dramatic line-up in 2012. After the jump you can see the trailer for yourself as well as the series’ official synopsis.

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.

  • dogg

    Groan. Is anyone really hungry for another heaping dose of mystical “we are all connected” crap? And with a side serving of mute kid cliche to boot. Hell of a way for Sutherland to cash in his post 24 cred. This is solid Lifetime Network territory.

  • Elitist Prick

    Finally, The Number 23 comes to the small screen!

  • James Merrick

    I wish Kiefer Sutherland would do more mainstream movies. He has done some great films in his time and shouldn’t just be remembered for 24 and playing Jack Bauer. He was huge to me long before 24 began. He is an underrated actor. So, I hope that he does more movies with more leading roles, tries to reach his full potential as an actor and tries to win an Oscar.

  • /tv/

    The video you are trying to watch… etc etc.


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  • Purj

    Actually, I think this has a lot of potential. Does it seem to use standard cliches? Initially, yes. Could it be overly sugarloaded? Possibly. But it has POTENTIAL