Sky 1 have announced a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to become the exclusive UK home of Kiefer Sutherland’s new drama Touch.
A series of thirteen episodes on the has been already produced for US network, Fox, home to Sutherland’s previous series 24.
Sutherland says,“It’s great for Touch to have found a home on Sky. Sky was always supportive of 24 and built some truly innovative promotions for the show. I’m thrilled that UK audiences will get to see the show so soon after the US launch.”
At the centre 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, played by David Mazouz (Criminal Minds). Everything changes when Martin discovers that Jake possesses the gift of staggering genius – the ability to see things that no one else can in the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events. Jake is indeed communicating, but it’s not with words, it’s with numbers. Now, it’s up to Martin to decipher the meaning and connect the numbers to the cast of characters whose lives they affect.
Stuart Murphy, Director, Sky 1 HD said: ““It’s great to have Kiefer back on Sky 1 HD – it feels like his natural home after the phenomenal success of 24. As the face and force behind this new series, we’re confident it will resonate with our customers. TOUCH is right up there in terms of creative ambition and really delivers on our promise of new, unmissable and exclusive content.”
Touch will launch on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 this Spring.