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Say what you want to about Heroes, but it looks like series creator Tim Kring still has the touch. The television veteran, who has been quite vocal about his desire to resurrect the now-defunct NBC superhero series in some way, shape or form, is returning to the small screen by way of Touch, a new drama pilot picked up by Fox.
Deadline reports that Touch centers on a father who discovers that his young son, who is mute and suffers from autism, can predict events well before they actually happen. No other details have been revealed, but it sounds like it’ll feature some of the superhuman ability elements of Heroes while still maintaining easy access to procedural storytelling. Given the overly-complicated narrative that Heroes had to offer, that kind of mix must be very appealing for someone like Kring right now — but appealing doesn’t always mean good. Given its touchy premise (whoa, that wasn’t even intentional!) and the still healing wounds inflicted by Heroes, it’s hard to get too excited about Touch at the moment.