The following weekend, Bad Bunny does double duty as host and musical guest on Oct. 21. This will be the Grammy winner’s second time performing and first time helming the show as host.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the entire cast will return for season 49.
Comedian Chloe Troast will be the only new addition to the show this season.
The newcomer has been in the running to join the cast since last year, reports Deadline. Her resume includes co-writing and starring in the web series The Basics. She is set to appear in Peacock’s The Treasure of Foggy Mountain on Nov. 17 and star in the college rom-com Sweethearts, produced by New Line for Max.
The iconic sketch comedy show resumed production after Sept. 24 when the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood studios reached an agreement to end the strike.
While some actors are still on strike, the guild members of the SNL cast has received support from SAG-AFTRA.
In a statement, the organization stated the actors are “not in violation of SAG-AFTRA strike rules, and we support them in fulfilling their contractual obligations.”
They continued, “The program is a SAG-AFTRA non-dramatic production under a separate agreement that is not subject to the union’s strike order. The majority of our members who are regular cast on Saturday Night Live had contractual obligations to the show prior to the strike. Many are under option agreements that require them to return to the show if the producers exercise their option, which the producers have done. It is important to recognize that SAG-AFTRA is fighting against the studios and not members who are required to go to work every day under other union contracts or personal service agreements. We stand with our union siblings across the industry as we also recognize our obligations under federal labor law.”