Fox has revealed four new clips from Keifer Sutherland’s suspense drama Touch, which will join the Fox schedule in the spring of this year. The pilot was directed and executive-produced by I Am Legend helmer Francis Lawrence, and previews this Wednesday, January 25th, at 9PM.
Check out the clips, below (all from this week’s Preview Event), along with the official synopsis of Touch.
Martin Bohm (Keifer Sutherland) tries to talk his son Jake (David Mazouz) down from an electrical tower, after Jake mysteriously disables the alarm system for the third time.
Martin Bohm (Keifer Sutherland) puts his son Jake (David Mazouz) to bed, just as Jake demonstrates his special abilities.
Martin Bohm (Keifer Sutherland) is shocked to find out his son Jake (David Mazouz) knows the winning numbers for the lotto.
Arthur Teller (Danny Glover), a professor and expert on children who possess special gifts with numbers, explains to Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) that his son is one of those children.
We are all interconnected. Our lives are invisibly tied to those whose destinies touch ours.
This is the hopeful premise of the new drama Touch from creator and writer Tim Kring (Heroes, Crossing Jordan) and executive producers Peter Chernin (New Girl, Terra Nova) and Katherine Pope (New Girl, Terra Nova).
Blending science, spirituality and emotion, the series will follow seemingly unrelated people all over the world whose lives affect each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown. At the story’s center is Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland), a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son, Jake (David Mazouz). Caring, intelligent and thoughtful, Martin has tried everything to reach his son. But Jake never speaks, shows little emotion and never allows himself to be touched by anyone, including Martin. Jake is obsessed with numbers – writing long strings of them in his ever-present notebooks – and with discarded cell phones.
Social worker Clea Hopkins (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) believes that Jake’s needs are too serious for Martin to handle. She sees a man whose life has become dominated by a child he can no longer control. She believes that it’s time for the state to intervene. So Jake is placed in foster care, despite Martin’s desperate objections.
But everything changes after Martin meets Arthur Teller (Danny Glover), a professor and an expert on children who possess special gifts when it comes to numbers. Martin learns that Jake possesses an extraordinary gift – the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet. While Martin wants nothing more than to communicate directly with his son, Jake connects to his father through numbers, not words. Martin realizes that it’s his job to decipher these numbers and recognize their meaning. As he puts the pieces together, he will help people across the world connect as their lives intersect according to the patterns Jake has foreseen.
Martin’s quest to connect with his son will shape humanity’s destiny.
Touch is a production of Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Tim Kring created the series and wrote the pilot. Kring, Francis Lawrence (“Water for Elephants”), Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzan Bymel (“The War at Home”) and Carol Barbee (“Jericho”) are executive producers. Lawrence directed the pilot.