The entertainment biz can be a cruel place sometimes.
Less than a day after the news that Brooks Wheelan would not be returning to Saturday Night Live, two more featured players from his class are not reporting for their sophomore year as well. Deadline reports that freshman Noel Wells and John Milhiser too did not have their 1-year contracts renewed. This brings the count down to 3 of the season 39 featured players who did not make the cut.
Also rumored is Michael O’Brien, who served as a writer on the show for 4 years before moving on screen during season 39, might make the move back to a member on the writing staff and no longer be a featured player.
Cast cut count: 3.5 – Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells, John Milhiser, Nasim Pedrad (pretty much yeah, likely).