The series was created by REBELReloaded - each character is based on users from Glee Wiki, and others are not. In comparison to his previous Glee fanfictions, musical covers from artists are used. However, the series focuses strongly on an edgier sound - hip-hop, rock, and pop.
A myriad of special actors have appeared in the series, most specifically Cameron Diaz, Ben Affleck, and Vin Diesel, and a very special appearance from rapper Nicki Minaj.
So far, the first season recieved very positive reviews from fans, who praised its edgier nature, the music, characters and storylines.
The concept of this series reflects on the reckless behavior of the users on Glee Wiki. Users are more prone to resist the Glee Wiki rules, state their opinions in an intimidating way. The characters of the series are also based on the personalities of the people whose characters are based off of them.
Similar to Trae's numerous amounts of Glee spin-off series, The Savages includes covers from musical artists. The series, however, advocates an edgier sound and setting. Hip-hop artists such as Missy Elliott and Kanye West are used in the songs. The first song to be released from The Savages is "Hard" by Rihanna. The singles from the first episode, The Mafia, were released on the same day as its episode premiere. On May 20, 2015, the singles from second episode, The Devil's Protégé, were released.
In contrast to the Glee spin-offs, there are explicit versions to the singles. Since the series is for more mature audiences, there are explicit and amended versions ot mos of the singles, such as "Hard," "Pass That Dutch," where the clean version removes the intro, while the explicit version does not. "Teenagers," "Hollaback Girl," and "Clique" also have explicit versions.
"I wanted to include explicit versions to reach to a different and larger audience. Changing the lyrics around all of the time makes it very difficult for fans to relate to the song," Trae said.
The episode titles of the series start with "The...," similar to shows such as Seinfeld and The O.C. Each episode title includes political, literal, psychological, and historical references that correlate with the storylines or characters in the series.
|Tahj Mowry||Trae Ventura||Main|
|Logan Browning||Gina Woods||Main|
|Dylan O'Brien||Zachary Foxx||Main|
|Kyle Gallner||Joe Bender||Main|
|Alex Meraz||Alex Herrera||Main|
|Dove Cameron||Sydney Prescott||Main|
|Tyler Joseph||Nate Osbourne||Main|
|Nick Robinson||Carl Touché||Main|
|Leighton Meester||Lily Blossom||Main|
|Cameron Diaz||Rose De Vil||Main|
|Lyndsy Fonseca||Sena Demir||Recurring||Main|
|Cody Christian||Kalleb Banks||Recurring||Main|
|Summer Boissiere||Iesha Bennett||Recurring||Main|
Recurring Cast Edit
|Matt McGorry||Felix Winchester||Recurring|
|Luke Bilyk||Rufus King||Recurring|
|Dave Franco||Viktor "Slick Vik" Nichols||Recurring|
|Travis Slotemaker||Brian Gustin||Recurring|
|Brent Everett||Dan "Dirty Dan" Daniels||Recurring||Guest|
|Ryan Kelley||Kyler Chase||Recurring|
|Taron Egerton||Mike Daugherty||Recurring|
|Tyler James Williams||Matt Park||Recurring|
|Addison Riecke||Alyssa Tanner||Recurring|
|Miles Teller||Glenn Pierce||Recurring|
|Nicholas Hoult||Liam Newton||Recurring|
|AJ Michalka||Angelika Summers||Recurring|
|Cymphonique Miller||Brianna Townsend||Recurring|
|Victoria Rowell||Stacey Ventura||Recurring|
|Patrick Warburton||Jarrett Radnor||Recurring|
|Jessica Lange||Jennifer Gordon||Guest||Recurring|
|Jean-Luc Bilodeau||Gabe Weston||Recurring|
|Sasha Pieterse||Cicely Page||Recurring|
|Yara Shahidi||Maya Hastings||Recurring|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||8||May 10, 2015||August 10, 2015|
|2||8||May 24, 2017||TBA|