The series was created by REBELReloaded, and 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, with genres such as rap, classic rock and pop. Special celebrities have appeared in the series, most specifically Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Rosie Perez, and a very special appearance from rapper Nicki Minaj. There are cameos from the co-hosts of The Real and The View.
The first season recieved very positive reviews from fans, who praised its edgier nature, the music choices, 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similar to shows such as Seinfeld and The O.C. Each episode title includes political, literal, psychological, and historical references that correlate with the storylines or characters in the series.
- Travis Slotemaker as Brian Gustin (season 1-4)
- Dave Franco as Viktor Nichols (season 1-4)
- Ben Affleck as Eric Touché (season 2-4, guest season 1)
- Patrick Warburton as Jarrett Radnor (season 1-4)
- Victoria Rowell as Stacey Ventura (season 1-4)
- Jessica Lange as Jennifer Gordon (season 2-3, guest season 1)
- Luke Bilyk as Rufus King (season 1-3)
- Adam Hagenbuch as Dan Daniels (season 1, 3-4)
- Addison Riecke as Alyssa Tanner (season 1-4)
- AJ Michalka as Angelika Summers (season 1-4)
- Cymphonique Miller as Brianna Townsend (season 2-4, guest season 1)
- Tyler James Williams as Matt Park (season 1-3)
- Rita Volk as Cass Everett (season 1-2)
- Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Gabe Weston (season 2-3)
- Sasha Pieterse as Sis Davenport (season 2-3)
- Joseph Sikora as Eli Hawk (season 2, guest season 1)
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||8||May 2015||August 2015|
|2||8||May 2017||August 2017|
- Music From The Savages, Volume One (2015)
- Music From The Savages, Volume Two (2015)
- Music From The Savages, Volume Three (2017)
- Music From The Savages, Volume Four (2017)
- Music From The Savages, Volume Five (2018)
- Music From The Savages, Volume Six (2018)
- Music From The Savages, Volume Seven (2019)
- Music From The Savages, The Final Album (2019)