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Is Pete Davidson leading an exodus from “Saturday Night Live”?
That’s what they report from Variety Y the hollywood reporter are indicating, claiming that this weekend’s episode of “SNL” will not only be the season premiere, but will also be Davidson’s last as a cast member, while another report claims he won’t be the only one to be gonna.
Davidson was an unknown when he joined the show in 2014 at age 20, one of the youngest cast members of all time.
As one “person familiar with the matter” put it VarietyDavidson is expected to leave the show after the current season ends.
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While Davidson may be exiting “SNL,” his professional relationship with series creator Lorne Michaels will continue with the Michaels-produced series “Bupkis” for the NBCUniversal-owned streaming service Peacock.
Earlier this week, Davidson took the stage at the NBCUniversal upfront, where he introduced “Bupkis” co-star Edie Falco, who will play the mother of Davidson’s character in the upcoming series, described as loosely based on her life. real.
During his introduction, Davidson joked about his new show coming to the streaming service.
“I can’t believe we’re going to be on Peacock, the broadcaster responsible for so many great shows like ‘MacGruber’ and reruns of ‘The Office,'” he joked, adding, “I’m here so the media is finally starting to pay attention to me.”
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In the meantime, Deadline reports that Davidson may not be the only one walking out the door.
According to that report, longtime cast members Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney will also be leaving at the end of the season, with “a big farewell group” that will feature all four planned for the end of the episode, which will be presented. by Natasha Lyonne.
ET Canada has contacted representatives of “Saturday Night Live.”
The season finale of “Saturday Night Live” airs Saturday, May 21 at 11:30 pm ET/8:30 pm PT on Global.