Tuesday night, Saturday Night Live announced that three new members would be joining its cast for the show's 43rd season. Heidi Gardner, Luke Null, and Chris Redd will make their debut during the live coast-to-coast season premiere this Saturday, September 30.
These newest members will replace Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, and Sasheer Zamata, who all left at the end of last season. The rest of the cast from last season is returning, Vulture reports. New writers joining the SNL team include Sam Jay, Gary Richardson, Erik Marino, Andrew Dismukes, Steven Castillo, Claire Friedman, and Nimesh Patel.
Redd has appeared in Andy Samberg's mockumentary, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and Judd Apatow's Netflix show Love. He comes from Chicago's improv theater Second City. Heidi Gardner is from LA's Groundlings improv theater, where she was a member of the Main Company. She'll also appear alongside SNL alum Melissa McCarthy in the 2018 film Life of the Party. And Luke Nell is coming to SNL from Chicago's iO improv theater. The three new members were solidified over the Emmy Awards weekend, Deadline reports.
What's more, Saturday's show will be hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical performances by Jay Z.