We were thrilled when we heard the news of Kiefer Sutherland once again teaming up with Fox for an epic series of a show!
After 24, we wondered what else the man could properly do with his time, but he found it with Touch.
Like we told you before, the new series deals with a father learning his mute son has a very special and unique gift.
And Kiefer couldn't be happier with the new project, saying:
After 24 I didn’t expect to be back to television quite as quickly as I have. It was an incredible experience and I really wanted some time to digest it and there was more to digest than I thought. There were films I wanted to do.
I got to about page twenty five (of the Touch script) and I remember I put it down and just said 'sh*t' there's no way around it, I have to do it.
When I talked to Tim Kring about what he wanted to accomplish he said he wanted it to be about the emotion. My job in 24 was to keep all the emotion back, so for me to hear that as an actor was such an open door for me.
As for Kring, he's excited to show us how Touch will follow in with his message:
I have had one theme in my writing for the last decade, that we live in a truly interconnected universe that I just keep going back to. I wanted to elevate that this time. This is an entertainment show, but I also feel that I am at a certain point in my career when I want to make sure I am using whatever I have to put a message out that I believe in.
And Kiefer couldn't agree more:
There is something that really does bind us together and I think it is an unbelievably positive message, and the fact that you can use something that is a really interesting theoretical science to send that message out is really powerful.
In America we have this terrible habit of underestimating the audience. If you actually give an audience the best you’ve got and you don’t underestimate them, the return is unbelievable.
Ahhh! We can't wait! Why does the spring seem so far aat??
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