Los Angeles: '24' actor Kiefer Sutherland is set to return to television early next year in a new program from 'Heroes' creator Tim Kring that will air on Fox, the network said on Thursday.
The show, entitled 'Touch', is centered around a father's relationship with his mute 11 year-old son, who has the ability to predict events before they happen. Sutherland plays the dad.
Described by Fox as a "distinct and colorful drama in which science and spirituality intersect," 'Touch' will co-star veteran Danny Glover, British starlet Gugu Mbatha-Raw and newcomer David Mazouz, who will play the autistic son, Jake.
Sutherland has kept busy after the hit thriller series '24' ended in 2010, releasing a 10-part web series called 'The Confession' earlier this year. In a statement, the actor said he found himself drawn to 'Touch' for its unique story.
"Every once in a while, you encounter a piece of material that you cannot say 'no' to," he said. For Emmy-nominated Kring, 'Touch' is his first television series after sci-fi drama 'Heroes' concluded in 2010. Fox has ordered 13 episodes of 'Touch', which is set to premiere in the spring of 2012.