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The Others was created by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, the writing team behind David Fincher's The Game. Early on, The X-Files/Millennium veterans Glen Morgan and James Wong were brought in as showrunners. On the plus side, the pair had a playful approach to fantasy and horror conventions, as well as a strong stock company of actors. On the minus side, they had a proclivity to Shoot the Shaggy Dog endings, and oh how The Others got one.
Since the show's untimely end, several of the cast members have enjoyed some degree of success elsewhere. Julianne Nicholson, who played Marian, played Mike Logan's new partner on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. John Billingsley was Dr. Phlox on Star Trek: Enterprise. Gabriel Macht starred in the live action movie of Will Eisner's The Spirit, and currently stars in the TNT legal drama Suits.
This show provides examples of:
- Disability Superpower: Blind seer Albert McGonagle.
- During the War: "Till Then" contains Elmer's flashbacks from World War II.
- I See Dead People
- Psychic Powers
- The Smart Guy: Miles Ballard.
- Waif Prophet: Warren Day, a rare male example.