KieferSutherland is back at Fox with the midseason series Touch, which is created by Heroes head Tim Kring. Touch focuses on Martin Bohm, a man who discovers his 11-year-old son with special needs has a unique ability to find connections and patterns in the world.
“What made me the most interested inTouch is the script,” says Sutherland, whose Broadway run on That Championship Season comes to a close on May 29th.
“It’s the material. I certainly know what it’s like to do a series for a long period of time. We did 24 for eight years, so it is not a light commitment. It is not something you enter into without a lot of thought. This script is just beautiful and it has such great opportunity to grow. I love the idea of telling a story each week that has a beginning, middle and an end. And then the character. I have great respect for Martin and his desire to have as full a relationship with his son as he possibly can. That’s a struggle, and as an actor, that struggle is going to be something wonderful to play.”
Click on the media bar and listen to Sutherland elaborate on the father-son relationship on Touch, and the actor explains the similarities between the new series and 24.
Sutherland will also be seen later this year with Kirsten Dunst in the Lars Von Trier filmMelancholia.