Pete Davidson will be joined by Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney.
News of their departure signals that the long-running program is ready to make a great change in its casting and recalibrate the show before the next season to introduce new players.
Both McKinnon and Bryant have been staples at SNL since they joined the cast in 2012, breaking the mold with their impressions of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Senator Ted Cruz, respectively.
Mooney joined in 2013 and has since hit the ground running with his signature offbeat sketches. Davidson joined the cast relatively unknown but has become an underrated presence throughout the years.
All four cast members have become mainstays for the program over the years and leave big shoes to fill following their exit.
Davidson’s tenure included his popular “Weekend Update,” impression of the former New York governor Andrew Cuomo and actor Rami Malek.
Fans of the show know that with his exit, his reoccurring character Chad will no longer be coming to audiences “live from New York.”
Despite his exit, Davidson will still maintain a relationship with NBC as he is expected to star, co-writer and executive producer on the new streaming series Bupkis alongside Lorne Michaels.
Cast members Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney are set to leave the show after tonight's 47th season finale
McKinnon and Bryant have the longest tenure of the four, having joined in 2012. Mooney joined in 2013, and Davidson in 2014.
Davidson has been in the news more for his personal life than for SNL as of late, having started a relationship with Kim Kardashian.