Check out the first trailer for Fox's spring drama series about Kiefer Sutherland and his special little boy. Turns out Sutherland's child, who doesn't communicate and climbs cell phone towers, can see the present, past and future all at once. And now it's up to Kiefer to decipher his kid's coded message — which is obviously very important, and not just "we're out of Honey Nut Cheerios."
We're not altogether sure what to think about this series, from Heroes creator Tim Kring. Is the son mute? Does he have a learning disability? Is this going to enrage a lot of parents? We're not sure. We do know that we do like Kiefer, and Kring had one excellent season of Heroes. Here's the official synopsis:
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.
Touch will be on Fox in the Spring of 2012.