A first look at Touch [New This Spring]

This show looks somewhat promising – a mute kid that can see the future and Kiefer Sutherland as his single dad. Anything with Kiefer Sutherland should be good and the trailer is intriguing. I am looking forward to it. It was expected early 2012 but the press release now says Spring.

(from Fox’s press release, September 2011) Fox has ordered 13 episodes of the new drama series Touch, created and written by Tim Kring (“Heroes”), it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Comp

Touch is another ambitious series from Tim Kring that is beautifully executed and has incredibly resonant themes for our times,” said Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “With Kiefer back on the network as the face and force behind this creative new series, I’m confident it will resonate with viewers this spring.”

Touch, starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland, will join the schedule in the spring of 2012. The pilot was directed and executive-produced by Francis Lawrence (“Water for Elephants”), and the show comes from Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Touch is a distinct and colorful drama in which science and spirituality intersect with the hopeful premise that we are all interconnected, tied in invisible ways to those whose lives we are destined to alter and impact. At the center of Touch is Martin Bohm(played by 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 Artur 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.


  • Danny Glover as Arthur DeWitt
  • David Mazouz as Jake Bohm
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Clea Hopkins
  • Kiefer Sutherland as Martin Bohm