8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Twilight Zone
Rod Serling wanted actor Richard Egan to narrate the show because he liked his distinctive voice but, because of contractual issues, Egen was unable to lend his voice to the show, so Serling narrated the show himself. Other actors who were considered for the role of narrator included Westbrook Van Voorhis and Orson Welles. While Van Voorhis didn’t get the job because his elocution wasn’t right, with Welles their efforts to negotiate a salary proved futile.
5. Theme Song
The Twilight Zone has one of the most recognizable opening themes in television history. CBS offered $200 to any composer who could write a signature theme for the show and French avant-garde composer Marius Constant was the winner. He wrote the theme song in a single afternoon and it was used in the show starting in season two.