Fox Entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly will unveil an extended trailer for Kiefer Sutherland starrer “Touch” during the Media Mastermind keynote session at Mipcom, the TV showcase that kicks off Oct. 3 in Cannes.
The footage will be presented Oct. 4 when Reilly will be joined by Sutherland and creator and exec producer Tim Kring (“Heroes”) for a showrunner masterclass, which will discuss the series and what it takes to create a successful drama in today’s media landscape.
Fox confirmed Thursday it had picked up 13 episodes of “Touch” for a spring bow in a timeslot be determined.
“Touch” stars Sutherland as a father whose 11-year-old mute, autistic son has a genius for connecting seemingly unrelated events.
” ‘Touch’ is a surprising and special drama. From its international scope and big themes to a central character who doesn’t speak a word, the show strives to break new ground for television” said Reilly. “During my keynote session, I plan to explore creativity in the connected age, and I can’t think of a better show than ‘Touch’ — or two better creative minds than Tim Kring and Kiefer Sutherland — to help drive that discussion.””Mipcom is all about bringing together great television, great talent and providing great opportunities for delegates to access both,” comments Laurine Garaude, topper of Reed Midem’s TV division.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Tailwind Prods. and Chernin Entertainment, other “Touch” exec producers include Sutherland, Francis Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Suzan Bymel.