According to Salon, Michael Che will be replacing Cecily Strong on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. Che joins co-anchor and head writer Colin Jost, while Strong will stay on as a regular cast member.
Strong co-anchored Weekend Update with Seth Meyers last season before Meyers left to become host of ‘Late Night.’ Jost joined her after Meyers departure.
‘This is about a new era, what feels appropriate for now,’ Lorne Michaels, SNL’s creator told the The New York Times. ‘That’s why we did a lot of combinations and tests, and this is kind of where we came out.’
‘Michael is a strong writer, and he’s really funny,’ he said. ‘It’s always difficult to make changes and make ‘Update’ different from what’s gone before.’
The 40th season of ‘SNL’ opens on Sept. 27 with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande.