Originally Posted by Rather Dashing
He doesn't SOUND like him, though. Like, at all. There's starry sky that I'm sure someone took GREAT pains to make sure looked like the Twilight Zone one, and the Night Gallery-like picture frames seem to indicate a Serling-like feeling that we're supposed to get from him, as an Omnipotent Narrator of bizarre events.
I think they're going for light homage, but not full-on parody/copy with the narrator.
Doesn't sound like him, but it's definitely Serling's style of introduction.
And with this being "The Devil's Playhouse" (and supposedly the narrator being in a playhouse of sorts, at least I think), I'd say it's a definite play on Serling's Night Gallery which brought viewers in to a gallery after hours for a private showing.
So yeah, it's a big homage to Serling, with Jared Emerson-Johnson heavily referencing Dr. Who's theme.
And this is really stretching it, but given the portliness of the character, you just barely might be able to connect a very small thread to Hitchcock (who Serling drew inspiration from) as well.
So, really, it's a great mish-mash of the horror/scifi from the 50s/60s/70s.
Look forward to seeing more.