Maria Bello cast as 'earth-mother type' in Kiefer Sutherland's 'Touch'

Published Mar 23 2012, 22:36 GMT  |  By

Maria Bello has joined the cast of Fox's new drama Touch.

The series, which debuted this month, stars Kiefer Sutherland as a single father named Martin Bohm whose mute son Jake (David Mazouz) can predict future events.

Maria Bello on the red carpet at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

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Kiefer Sutherland at the opening night of the Broadway production of 'That Championship Season'

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Bello is set to play an "earth-mother type" whose daughter shared a gift similar to that of Jake, reports Deadline.

The former Prime Suspect actress will appear for a multi-episode arc this season. There is apparently an option for Bello to become a series regular if Touch is renewed for a second season.

Bello's NBC series Prime Suspect was cancelled after one season.

Touch airs on Thursdays at 9pm/8pm ET/C on Fox.

Watch a trailer for Touch below: