In the US: Mondays, 9/8c, Fox. Starts March 19th
In the UK: Acquired by Sky1
Firstly, can I just ask what BSkyB's acquisition strategy is? If you have a new channel supposedly entirely devoted to US TV (Sky Atlantic), what is Sky1 doing acquiring this?
Anyway, that off my chest, let's talk Touch. Remember Heroes, in which lots of people around the world discovered that they not only had superpowers but were interconnected in some way? Well, now we have a show from the creator of Heroes, Tim Kring, in which lots of people around the world don't discover they have superpowers, but that they are still all interconnected in some way... and a kid with superpowers knows all about it.
Another great mental trek by US TV producers, then.
The slight difference in the set-up between Touch and Heroes is that there are really only three central characters - Kiefer Sutherland, a widower and former journalist who now takes blue collar jobs in order to pay for his son's care; his son, who might be autistic, is at least mute, but who is the next step in human evolution, can see the future and can see how everything is interconnected; and British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, last seen in NBC's dire Undercovers, as some kind of social worker who comes to discover that Kiefer's son does indeed have superpowers.
But around the world, various lives are interlinked through the actions of Kiefer's son, Kiefer, some cellphones and who knows what. Well, Danny Glover, in full loon mode, does.
Here's a trailer.