McKinnon joined Saturday Night Live in April 2012, shortly before the end of the 2011-12 season, while Strong and Bryant joined in fall 2012. According to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, "the standard SNL contracts are for seven years. I hear McKinnon is under her original contract, which is coming up. Meanwhile, I hear Strong and Bryant had renegotiated theirs at some point and each has another year on theirs." As reported by Variety, it's not yet known whether the upcoming three episodes will be McKinnon's swan song. Andreeva adds that Kenan Thompson, "who holds the record for the longest-tenured SNL cast member, is currently in his 16th season on SNL. By this point after so many years, I hear Thompson and SNL boss Lorne Michaels are in a mutual option situation where they mutually decide on extending his run on the show."