With 24’s Kiefer Sutherland leading the cast, and created by Heroes’ Tim Kring, Touch is definitely one to look out for next year, and will no doubt get people talking just like 24 and Heroes have over the past ten and five years, respectively.
“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.”
The first season has been picked up by Fox and will be thirteen episodes long, starting sometime next spring, and is definitely something to get excited about. The first trailer has just been put online, Collider report, and it gives us an absolutely brilliant look at just how great we can expect this new show pairing Kring and Sutherland – two of the best people working in television at the moment – to be.
The opening of the trailer begins much like one might expect an episode of Heroes to begin, with a shot of Earth. But have no fear, it doesn’t look like it will simply be a replication of Kring’s earlier successes, but will simply maintain the idea of interconnectivity, that we’re all connected. And it looks like it will be a terrific exploration of that idea. Sutherland is as awesome as ever in this trailer, and it will be good to see him back in a leading role after 24’s eighth and final season finished back in the spring last year. I really hope that this won’t simply get cancelled after one season by Fox, because it looks like there’s a lot here to be enjoyed, and no doubt it could become all the more awesome as the seasons progress.
It’s too early to get carried away with myself thinking about future seasons though, but this first trailer really does have me hooked already. So without further ado, here it is for you to enjoy too. Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.