“Saturday Night Live” has added three new faces to the cast of its 45th season: Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis.
Bowen is the first “SNL” cast member who is of full Asian descent.
The new season will premiere Sept. 28 with Woody Harrelson hosting and chart-topping pop star Billie Eilish set as the musical guest.
Fineman regularly performs with the Groundlings and was named a New Face at 2018’s Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Her television credits include “Jane the Virgin” and “Search Party.”
Yang joined “SNL” last season as a staff writer, and is the host of a podcast called “Las Culturistas.” He has appeared in HBO’s “High Maintenance” and in this year’s romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic?”
Gillis was recognized this year as a New Face at the Just for Laughs Festival. He has a podcast called “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast.”
The three newcomers join standing cast members Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwoodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Melissa Villaseñor.
Eddie Murphy is set to host the show this December, marking the comedian’s first time hosting since 1984. “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will host after Harrelson, with Taylor Swift as the musical guest. Other hosts announced so far include “Stranger Things” star David Harbour and “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart.
“SNL” is produced in association with Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is the creator and executive producer.
“Saturday Night Live” Season 45 premieres Sept. 28 at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.
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