TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE FRI 8/7c FEB 8
We are all interconnected. Our lives are invisibly tied to those whose destinies touch ours.
Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland, and returning for a sophomore season, TOUCH is the uplifting global hit drama from creator and writer Tim Kring (“Heroes,” “Crossing Jordan”) and executive producers Peter Chernin (NEW GIRL, BEN AND KATE) and Katherine Pope (NEW GIRL, BEN AND KATE).
Blending science, spirituality and emotion, the series follows seemingly unrelated people from across the world, all of whose lives impact each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown. At the center of the story is MARTIN BOHM (Sutherland), a widower and single father who struggles to communicate and connect with his emotionally challenged 12-year-old son, JAKE (David Mazouz). Determined, thoughtful and caring, Martin continues to try anything – and everything – to reach his son. But Jake still hasn’t spoken.
Season One unfolded with Martin realizing that Jake possessed an extraordinary gift – the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet. It was up to Martin to decipher these numbers and put the pieces together in order to help people all over the world whose lives touched one another – whether they knew it or not.
In Season Two, the action shifts dramatically from New York to Los Angeles, where Martin and Jake find themselves at the center of a global conspiracy involving a mother in search of her missing teenage daughter; a mathematical genius; and a religious zealot assassinating others with abilities like Jake’s. Joining the cast this season are Maria Bello (“ER”), Lukas Haas (“24”), Said Taghmaoui (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of The Cobra”) and newcomer Saxon Sharbino.
Last season’s unprecedented global launch of TOUCH in more than 100 countries was a tremendous success. Internationally, the series ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in its time period throughout the season and increased foreign channels’ primetime average by double or triple digit percentage points. TOUCH is the first U.S. broadcast series to immediately establish such a notable global audience.
TOUCH is a production of Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Tim Kring created the series and wrote the pilot. Kring, Carol Barbee (“Jericho”)Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Kiefer Sutherland and Suzan Bymel (“The War at Home”) are executive producers. Francis Lawrence (“Water for Elephants”) directed the pilot. “Like” TOUCH on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TOUCHonTV. Follow the series on Twitter @TOUCHonTV and join the discussion at #touch.