The hit series “Bewitched” premiered September 17th, 1964. At the time of its premiere, no one could have imagined it would still be popular today! The show went on for eight seasons. The little nose trick that Samantha was known for is a little gesture that likely everyone knows! This show was also made into a movie with Will Ferrell playing Darrin and Nicole Kidman as Samantha. There has also been talk of a TV remake on NBC with rumors of a pilot swirling. Witchy woman Samantha tried to keep her witch-ness a secret, but the cast and crew had plenty of secrets themselves! Join us and read on for some juicy secrets you may not have known about the show “Bewitched.”
Elizabeth Montgomery Played Multiple Roles
Multiple characters on the hit show “Bewitched” had to be replaced for one reason or another. Darrin had to be replaced at one point, along with Gladys. Luckily, the leading lady, Elizabeth Montgomery, never had to be replaced. Of course, we all know that she starred on the show as the witch, Samantha – but did you know she also played another role on the show?
Elizabeth Montgomery led the series “Bewitched” as the lovable witch Samantha, but you can also see her playing Samantha’s cousin, Serena. Yes, it is true, Elizabeth played both roles simultaneously on the show!
Bewitched Creator, Sol Saks, Reveals His Inspiration
The TV series “Bewitched” came to life after Sol Saks had a brilliant idea after watching two films. Sol watched ‘I Married A Witch’ and ‘Bell, Book and Candle’, and that is how “Bewitched” was born! The two films were the inspiration he needed to create his hit show.
Sol created the script for the pilot episode and really just cloned the two films. He was not worried about any lawsuits or copyrights, he knew he was in the clear, since both films were owned by Columbia Pictures – this was not a problem since Columbia also owned Screen Gems, which was the company that was producing “Bewitched.”