A new era of Saturday Night Live may be on the horizon. Variety has reported that Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney are expected to leave the late-night variety show after its 47th season finale airs on May 21, 2022.
McKinnon and Bryant both joined the NBC late-night variety show in 2012. Over the last decade, McKinnon has drawn praise for bringing characters like Miss Rafferty and Sheila Sauvage. Meanwhile, Bryant is best known for her impression of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and her work with Bowen Yang. More recently, she’s contributed to Big Mouth, Shrill and Human Resources.
One year after McKinnon and Bryant joined the Saturday Night Live team, Kyle Mooney boarded the ship. He has played characters like Bruce Chandler and Baby Yoda while contributing to off-set projects like Rick & Morty and Drunk History.
In 2014, Pete Davidson entered the Saturday Night Live studios. The skinny, awkward Long Island native quickly became a star on and off the show. While he is known for his roles as Gavin Daly and Chad, he’s also known for his relationships with fellow celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian.
As McKinnon, Bryant, Davidson and Mooney depart the series, it appears that Saturday Night Live veterans like Michael Che and Keenan Thompson will remain in place.