Saturday Night Live is bringing in four new funny people.
Following the departure of Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, and Aristotle Athari at the end of last season, SNL has cast a new foursome of featured players. Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker will join the cast for the series' 48th season premiere on October 1.
Hernandez boasts more than 300,000 followers on TikTok and was recently selected as a Just for Laughs New Face of Comedy, while Kearney recently starred in A League of Their Own and was selected for Comedy Central's Up Next showcase in 2019. Longfellow has been seen on Netflix's Introducing... showcase and NBC's Bring the Funny, and Walker has written for Everything's Trash and Big Mouth.
The 21 cast members featured in Season 47 was the show's biggest of all time, but the large number of departures (and addition of just four new players) indicate Saturday Night Live might be scaling back this season.
Returning to Season 48 are Michael Che, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Bowen Yang, Andrew Dismukes, Punkie Johnson, James Austin Johnson, Sarah Sherman, and Please Don’t Destroy's Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy.
Saturday Night Live Season 48 premieres on NBC October 1.
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Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.
TOPICS: Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels