‘SNL’ Announces Four New Cast Members For Next Season

Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker join the cast as star players in Season 48.

Hernandez is a Cuban/Dominican comedian, writer, and actor who has opened for comedians like Jim Breuer and Gilbert Gottfried, according to his official website.

Kearney, who uses the pronouns them/them, recently had a role in Amazon Prime Video’s “A League of Their Own” TV series, according to IMDB.

Phoenix native Longfellow was recently featured on “Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival” as a rising star.

Walker, who hails from Austin, has writing credits that include Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and Phoebe Robinson’s “Everything’s Trash.”
“SNL” saw the departure of several veteran cast members at the end of last season, including Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon.

Backstage at the Emmys on Monday, “SNL” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels called the long-running sketch show’s upcoming season “a year of transition.”

“The years of change are always difficult but always exciting,” he said, according to Deadline. “There are new people. There are at least four new people so far.”

The new season of “SNL” begins October 1 on NBC.