“Saturday Night Live” is reportedly undergoing some major cast changes ahead of season 48. Following reports that Pete Davidson is exiting the long-running sketch series, three of his co-stars are expected to more will leave after the end of season 47 as well. . While NBC has yet to confirm the rumors, Deadline is reporting that Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney are also saying goodbye to Studio 8H.
The four actors who are about to leave “SNL” have been on the show for eight or more seasons. That’s an impressive feat, especially considering how much work each other beyond “SNL” has done 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 Hulu’s “Shrill,” while McKinnon has taken on lead roles in movies like “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” the “Ghostbusters” remake and “Bombshell.”
With their careers getting busier in recent years, all four actors have had to stay out of episodes due to other commitments. For that reason, it shouldn’t be too surprising that they reportedly now choose to move on. Also, while everyone will be missed, the cast of “SNL” has grown exponentially in recent years. As of the season 47 finale, there are 21 regular stars, including the show’s longest-serving cast member to date, Kenan Thompson.
Check out the gallery to see all the actors reportedly leaving “SNL” before season 48.