FOX is hanging high expectations of interconnectiveness on the new science fiction drama called “Touch” which premieres tonight at 9/8c. It is created by Tim Kring (“Heroes” and “Crossing Jordan”) who wrote the pilot which is directed by Francis Lawrence (“Water for Elephants”) according to the FOX write-up about the show.
This will be Kiefer Sutherland’s return to his first television series since he left the hit spy crime series “24.” Sutherland will play Martin Bohm whose emotionally challenged son Jake, played by David Mazouz, has the characteristics of autism, showing little emotion but a deep interest with numbers and cell phones.
Social worker Clea Hopkins, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, removes Jake from Martin’s custody after she determines the child is too difficult for Martin, a widowed single parent, to handle. Life for both Martin and Jake changes after Arthur Teller, played by Danny Glover, enters their lives. Teller is an expert on children with special gifts which he determines Jake to have-it is the ability to perceive hidden patterns that connect all life on Earth. Martin learns the way to communicate with Jake is through numbers and learns how to decipher the codes which reveals lives they interconnect with through the patterns Jake sees. It is these people who are helped as pieces of the puzzles fall together. It kind of sounds a little like a cross between “Heroes” and “Alphas” with a twist of “Fringe” thrown in for fun. Will it be a hit or a bust? You decide.
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