To premiere Sunday, June 30, on FOX
Teased on FOX social pages, “The Flare” is a television drama that now has a very real after-show, called “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage,” dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding the show. The half-hour hybrid comedy/talk show premieres Sunday, June 30 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
“The Flare” is based on fictional author TJ Whitford’s sci-fi book series, “The Moon is the Sun at Night,” which has been a favorite of Savage’s since childhood. The book revolves around a solar event and its effects on Earth – specifically, the small, blue-collar town of Milford, Illinois – and slowly unfolds into a post-apocalyptic battle for human survival.
The after-show will feature multiple segments, including authentic sit-down celebrity interviews, set visits to “The Flare” and interviews with the “cast,” as well as discussions with fans and more.
Starting out in commercials in Chicago, Savage’s acting career has included such feature films as “The Wizard,” “The Princess Bride” and “Austin Powers: Goldmember”; as well as a six-year run as Kevin Arnold on “The Wonder Years,” a role that earned him several accolades and awards, including two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Behind the camera, Savage has produced and directed more than 150 episodes of both comedic and dramatic episodic television, for which he has earned four Directors Guild Award nominations.