Frightening, dark and edgy, the ensemble drama revolves around college
student Marian Kitt (Julianne Nicholson), who’s terrified to discover
that she has the power to see into the "other side." Her power is
revealed in a horrifying encounter with a ghost in her dorm room,
and her ability threatens to overwhelm her unless she can get help
to understand and control it.
Word of Marian’s vision spreads to Professor
Miles Ballard (John Billingsley), a student of paranormal and psychic
phenomena. He introduces Marian to a group of people like herself
with otherworldly abilities. Enter "the others," a group of individuals
with the ability to vicariously experience the feelings, thoughts
and experiences of others, and to help them understand paranormal
The group includes empathic medical intern
Mark Gabriel (Gabriel Macht); mentally unstable seer Warren Day
(Kevin J. O’Connor); Satori (Melissa Crider), a New Age "sensitive"
and Albert Taylor (John Aylward), a vision-impaired grouch with
a heightened "sense." Famed medium Elmer Greentree (Bill Cobbs)
is their spiritual leader and a mentor figure for Marian, whose
potential to see "all of the light" is strong.
Their powers unite the group. With
Marian now among them, they will help each other understand their
abilities as they encounter otherworldly, often frightening, alternative
dimensions. And all the while, a dark force looms over them. In
addition to the supernatural and paranormal aspects of the show,
The Others also will showcase special effects usually reserved for
the big screen. Computer graphic images (CGI) will help provide
the added visual dimension to make the show one that is exciting
Glen Morgan and James Wong are the executive
producers of The Others from DreamWorks Television, in association
with NBC Studios. John Brancato and Michael Ferris are series creators
and executive producers. Mick Garris directed the pilot episode.