By Curt Wagner
October 6, 2011, 4:47 p.m.
Fox just released this first look trailer for its upcoming Kiefer Sutherland drama "Touch," which will premiere in spring 2012. It was created by "Heroes" creator Tim Kring.
Sutherland plays Martin Bohm, the father of 11-year-old Jake, who doesn't speak but sees patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events. Once Martin figures out how to read the numbers Jake writes, he begins to communicate with his son. His son, it turns out, is telling his father what to do to stop bad things from happening in the future.
At least that's what I get from the preview. Here's what Fox says:
"Touch," a new drama series starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland, is created and written by Emmy-nominated Tim Kring ("Heroes") and will join the FOX schedule in the spring of 2012. "Touch" is a distinctly uplifting 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 (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.
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