Saturday night life found its four new featured players.
The long-running NBC show has added Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker to its cast.
This came after creator Lorne Michaels announced at the Emmy Awards that new cast members would be joining for season 48.
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“This will be a transitional year. Years of change are always difficult, but always interesting. There are new people. At least for now, there are four new people,” Michaels said backstage at the Emmy Awards, where SNL won the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.
This comes after KristenBellTattoos.com announced in May that Kate McKinnon, Adie Bryant and Kyle Mooney were leaving the show at the end of season 47 along with Pete Davidson. It was later revealed that Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Aristotle Atari would also not be returning.
SNL returns on October 1 with three shows in a row.
Michaels added that the pandemic has held the large roster together for longer than perhaps expected.
“The pandemic, as it were, interfered with the national order of things. I think there was a connection, people got very close. When we did those home shows, you had to see everyone’s apartment, where and how they lived. There was closeness and connection between the audience and the band. I couldn’t imagine that we would be able to work without this whole team, so we continued to work,” he added.
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