Danny Glover Has The ‘Touch’

The veteran actor joins Kiefer Sutherland's new Fox series, which also picks up a female lead.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

No matter what he says, Danny Glover is not too old for this s***.

According to TVLine, Glover has closed a deal to appear in "Touch," an upcoming Fox drama created by Tim Kring ("Heroes"),  The premise for the series centers on Kiefer Sutherland's Martin Bohm, a father who comes to suspect that his autistic son Jacob (David Mazouz) has found a way to communicate with him through a complex series of numbers. Martin also becomes convinced that his son is able to predict future events before they happen.

Glover will portray Professor Arthur DeWitt, an expert on children with extraordinary talents for numbers.

Of course, Glover is best known for his iconic role of Detective Roger Murtaugh opposite Mel Gibson in the "Lethal Weapon" film series. However, Glover also has an extensive list of credits to his name, including "Predator 2," "The Color Purple," "Escape from Alcatraz," "Dreamgirls," "Shooter" and "Saw."

More recently, Glover has made several guest appearances on TV series like "Human Target," "Psych," "My Name Is Ear" and "Brothers & Sisters."

"Touch" has also picked up an actress to portray its female lead. Deadline is reporting that former "Undercovers" star Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined the cast as Clea Hopkins, a social worker investigating whether Martin should be allowed to retain custody of his son. In addition to headlining the ill-fated NBC spy series, Mbatha-Raw has previously appeared in "Doctor Who," "Bad Girls" and "Marple."

Interestingly enough, "Touch" has still not technically received a series pickup, but it is widely expected to run on Fox during the middle of next season.