“Saturday Night Live” is reportedly undergoing some major cast changes ahead of season 48. On the heels of reports that Pete Davidson is leaving the long-running sketch series, three more of his co-stars are expected to leave after the season 47 finale. . While NBC has not yet confirmed the rumors, Deadline reports that Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney are also saying goodbye to Studio 8H.
All four actors ready to leave “SNL” have been on the show for eight or more seasons. It’s an impressive feat, especially considering how much work they’re each done beyond “SNL” during their time on the show. Davidson, who joined the series in 2014 when he was just 20 years old, is now a certified movie star thanks to movies like “The King of Staten Island” and “Suicide Squad”. Meanwhile, Bryant co-created and starred in Hulus’ “Shrill,” while McKinnon has starred in movies such as “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” “Ghostbusters” reboot and “Bombshell.”
As their careers have become more and more busy over the last few years, all four actors have had to sit out in episodes due to other commitments. For that reason, it should come as no great surprise that they reportedly now choose to move on. Plus, while they will all be missed, the “SNL” cast has grown exponentially in recent years. From the season 47 finale, there are 21 regular stars, including the series’ longest cast to date, Kenan Thompson.
Check out the gallery to see all the actors who are reportedly leaving “SNL” ahead of season 48.