It’s official. Kiefer Sutherland is returning to TV in the FOX drama pilot, Touch, from Heroes creator Tim Kring.
Touch, produced by 20th Century Fox TV. Co-produced by Chernin Entertainment, focuses on a father (Sutherland) who discovers that his autistic, mute son can actually predict events before they happen.’
Because of Sutherland’s broadway commitments, production on Touch is expected start in late May-early June. This would leave Touch open for a midseason start.
So, Kiefer Sutherland as the father of an autistic kid who can predict the future? It’s quite a detour from 24, perhaps requiring more emotional range. I’m not particularly excited by the premise, but it should be interesting to see whether Sutherland can make his part convincing.