Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon returning to SNL for season but ...

Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon returning to SNL for season but ...
Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon returning to SNL for season but ...

SNL will return for a landmark 47th season with some of the biggest cast members sticking it out for another year with the longrunning sketch show.

Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong are among the headliners returning to Saturday Night Live for the new season, Deadline reported on Monday. 

The outlet added that three new featured players would join the cast, however, Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt will depart the show.

Season 47: Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong are among the headliners returning to Saturday Night Live for the new season, Deadline reported on Monday

Season 47: Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong are among the headliners returning to Saturday Night Live for the new season, Deadline reported on Monday

Bennett has been a member of the cast since 2013 and has famously portrayed former Vice President Mike Pence on the series. Holt was a relative newcomer who only lasted one season as a featured player. 

'Love you, SNL. Gonna miss you so much,' Beck Bennett wrote on social media. 'Thank you for 8 years of remarkable people and incredible experiences that completely changed my life. I had so much fun.' 

Following the conclusion of last season, questions arose about what would happen with the biggest names on SNL - Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon among them.

Changes: Three new featured players would join the cast, however, Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt will depart the show

Changes: Three new featured players would join the cast, however, Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt will depart the show

The series suffered its worst ratings and, according to Deadline, it's forced creator Lorne Michaels to 'become more flexible in recent years allowing some of these bigger names to combine Saturday Night Live with other projects.'

Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon in particular each have thriving film and television careers continuing to rise with Bryant's Emmy nominated Shrill and

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