Live from New York, it’s season 48! saturday night live is currently on its annual hiatus, but fans should expect some major cast changes once the show returns.
Term reported on Thursday, September 1, that three SNL the stars have come out weeks before the season premiere: alex moffat, Melissa Villasenor Y Aristotle Athari. The 34-year-old actress was the second Latinx cast member in variety show history after noel wells and the first to be promoted to repertory status.
Days before his departure from the comedy series made the news, Villaseñor took Instagram to promote his fall book tour and upcoming stand-up shows. She did not immediately refer to her departure.
Before cast reshuffle, veteran producer Lindsay Shookus announced on August 19 that it would close its SNL chapter. “After 20 seasons on Saturday Night Live (and 415 live shows, I counted them!), I decided to change the wild nightlife and leave the show,” he wrote via Instagram along with a handful of photos from his time behind the scenes. “When I started in 2002, I was a baby from Buffalo, New York who knew nothing about the business except that I really wanted to be a part of it. I found my place on SNL and have spent the last two decades building the most incredible friendships and memories alongside some truly brilliant and talented people.”
Shookus, who previously dated ben affleck from 2017 to 2018, she also noted that she was “excited for what lies ahead,” adding, “I will be eternally grateful to Lorne for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity… thank you for your support, encouragement, and freedom to bring my voice to this legendary stage.”
Kenan Thompsonlongest serving cast member SNL story, he sent well wishes to his former colleague. “😢 It has been a pleasure to travel my friend! ‘May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.’ Health!! ❤️❤️❤️”, he commented.
Season 48 of the NBC sketch series does not yet have a premiere date, and the returning stars have not been officially confirmed. As season 47 came to an end earlier this year, four cast members said goodbye to the show, including pete davidson Y kate mckinnon.
“When I got the show I was 20 years old and had no idea what I was doing. … I was able to share a lot with this audience and literally grow in front of their eyes. We were together through thick and thin, through the happiest times and the darkest,” he said. boy code alum, 28, wrote through a friend david sirusInstagram account before the final on May 21. “I owe my life to Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL.”
Scroll down to see which SNL cast members stay and go for season 48.