Saturday, 8 October 2011

Trailer: TOUCH (Fox)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

What if fate is a formula?

Here's the long-awaited trailer for Fox's new supernatural drama Touch, created by Tim Kring (Heroes), starring Kiefer Sutherland as the father of a mute boy who can predict the future. It actually looks quite good from what we see here, strongly evoking the Person Of Interest concept (replacing a mysterious "Machine" with a little boy) with flashes of Rubicon (Danny Glover basically plays the half-crazy analyst James Badge Dale's character visited for answers). Interesting to note they've stopped calling the boy "autistic" and he's now just "mute", too.

What do you reckon? Does this show promise? Will it become too procedural for your tastes, in all likelihood? Will Sutherland manage to shake off Jack Bauer comparisons? Do you trust Tim Kring with this series, knowing how badly Heroes went off the rails? It's at least a promising sign Fox have only commissioned 13 episodes to prevent overkill, right?

TOUCH premieres in Spring 2012 on Fox.