New Featured Players on Saturday Night Live Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker

New Featured Players on Saturday Night Live Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, a ...

Add some. Saturday Night Live has named four new cast members for its upcoming season 48. They include Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.

This summer, the (extremely) long-running NBC sketch comedy series lost several key players, including Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Aidy Bryant, and (debatably key) Pete Davidson. Alex Moffat, Melissa Villasenor, and Aristotle Athari were also dropped.

Kearney has appeared on Amazons A League Of Their Own, while Hernandez has appeared on Telemundos Acceso Total, hosted by Keenan Thompson, while Longfellow has appeared on Comedy Central and has written for Phoebe Robinson's Everythings Trash.

This will be a transition year. Change years are always challenging, but always exciting. There are new people, according to executive producer Lorne Michaels backstage at the Emmy Awards.

Michael Che, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes (featured), Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, James Austin Johnson (featured), Punkie Johnson (featured), Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Sarah Sherman (featured), Kenan Thompson, and Bowen Yang are all included in the remaining cast.

The following two weeks of Saturday Night Live will feature originals. Along with the live broadcast on NBC, the season 48 premiere episode will also stream live on Peacock. As of right now, subsequent episodes will stream the next day on Peacock, although a person with knowledge of the plans told IndieWire that they may change.

According to Nielsens Live + 7 Day statistics, SNL has been the highest-rated comedy program among adults 18-49 for each of the previous three seasons.

SNL won the Emmy (again) for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series on Monday. It only had to defeat one other nominee in the category, A Black Lady Sketch Show. Keenan Thompson, the longest-ever tenured Saturday Night Live cast member, hosted the Mondays Emmys, which ended at an all-time low in key-demo ratings and among total viewers.

The production of Saturday Night Live is sponsored by Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer, is

Ryan Lattanzio contributed to this article.