“There was some curiosity on his half, after which we responded, clearly, positively,” SNL producer Lorne Michaels told Vulture. “However it got here all the way down to discussions about what the take was. He’ll give the half vitality and energy, and hopefully, it is humorous.”
SNL may also begin the brand new season with 5 consecutive reveals on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. That is the primary time within the present’s lengthy historical past it is going to have this many back-to-back episodes.
“I made the choice early on … that we might do one thing we hadn’t carried out earlier than, which was 5 reveals in a row,” Michaels stated. “As a result of there are 4 debates after which it is Halloween, and that is the weekend earlier than the election. And sadly, if the election will get prolonged, then we’ll be doing six or seven reveals in a row.”
The present additionally introduced that— Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson and Andrew Dismukes — have been added to the solid for the brand new season. .
Consistent with social distancing protocol, the present may also have a restricted in-studio viewers at Rockefeller Heart in New York Metropolis, and can “work intently with Governor Cuomo’s group.”
SNL premieres its new season on NBC on Oct. 3.