Live from New York, it’s three new cast members.
Just days ahead of the season 43 premiere, Saturday Night Live has added Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, and Luke Null as featured players. The new faces come following the departures of Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata, and Bobby Moynihan.
The most high-profile of the new group is Redd, who starred as Hunter the Hungry, the friend-turned-rival of SNL alum Andy Samberg’s lead character in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. As for Gardner, she’s a writer and voice actor on the Crackle animated series SuperMansion, while Null is a musical comedian out of Chicago.
Starting with this Saturday’s premiere, which will be hosted by Ryan Gosling and feature JAY-Z as the musical guest, the entire season of SNL will go live coast-to-coast for the first time. Also set to host upcoming episodes are Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani.