Kiefer Sutherland will make his return to television in the mid-season replacement series "Touch" for Fox. The network, which will air the series in Spring 2012, released a sneak peek trailer for the show on Thursday October 6.
The plot centers on a father who finds out his 11-year-old son is autistic and mute but can also predict the future. "Touch" was created by "Heroes" series creator Tim Kring. "Heroes" ran on NBC from 2006 to 2010. "Touch" also stars Danny Glover and former "Undercovers" actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Fox picked up the show for 13 episodes in September, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"With Kiefer back on the network as the face and force behind this creative new series, I'm confident it will resonate with viewers this spring," Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly said in a statement to the industry paper. "Touch is another ambitious series from Tim Kring that is beautifully executed and has incredibly resonant themes for our times."
Sutherland's Emmy-winning role on "24" ended in May 2010 after eight seasons and Sutherland says he hopes to begin production on a film adaptation within a year. Sutherland began his acting career starring in cult classics like "Stand by Me" and "The Lost Boys."
The actor broke-up with his longtime girlfriend Siobhan Bonnouvrier in July. The 44-year-old actor has been married twice before. His most recent marriage to Kelly Winn ended when he filed for divorce in 2004. The divorce was finalized in May 2008. Sutherland was once engaged to his "Flatliners" co-star Julia Roberts but their engagement was called off three days before their wedding.
Check out the trailer for "Touch" above.