Live from New York, it’s four new faces on “Saturday Night Live.”
The longtime sketch comedy show announced four new cast members in a tweet on Thursday.
“Welcome to the cast, Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker,” the tweet read.
Hernandez has opened for comedians Tim Dillon and Gilbert Gottfried and appeared on Telemundo’s “Acceso Total.”
“Little Cuban Dominican boy from Miami is on SNL,” he captioned his headshot on Instagram on Thursday.
Longfellow has appeared on NBC’s “Bring the Funny,” which is hosted by “SNL” long-timer, Kenan Thompson.
Walker has appeared on Comedy Central and writes for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and Phoebe Robinson’s “Everything’s Trash” on Freeform.
Kearney — who uses they/them pronouns, according to their Twitter bio — has appeared on Amazon’s “A League of Their Own.” At the time of publication, they have not addressed joining the cast.
The new additions come after veterans Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson announced their departures from the show on the last episode earlier this year.
Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Aristotle Athari also announced they were leaving the show earlier this month.
Ben Affleck’s former girlfriend and “SNL” producer Lindsay Shookus is also out after 20 years working behind the scenes of the sketch series.
The casting shakeups have left many fans wondering if this may be the end of “SNL.”
Thompson — who has been on the show since 2003 — recently appeared on Charlamagne tha God’s “Hell of a Week” series, and he noted that if creator Lorne Michaels, 77, retires after the 2024-2025 season, then the show could properly come to an end.
But for now, Michaels told Entertainment Weekly backstage at the Emmys on Monday that he sees this upcoming season as a “transition year.” He also cited the COVID-19 pandemic for the reason several of the show’s heavy hitters decided to call it quits.
“I think people might’ve left earlier, but there was no place to go, and also, we were used to doing it, and we were under pressure to do it,” he said. “It was difficult, particularly when you’re rehearsing in masks, and it’s all protocols and there’s nothing to do after the show except to go home.”
Season 48 of “SNL” premieres on Oct. 1 on NBC. No hosts or musical guests have been announced, although many viewers recently advocated for comedy legend Carol Burnett to make her “SNL” debut.