What does the future hold for Cecily Strong and Taran Killam?
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1) Cecily Strong joins the “Weekend Update” desk. (Positive)
Lorne Michaels seems to have found the next Kristen Wiig. That doesn’t mean that Strong has the same energy, attitude, and skillset as Wiig. Rather, this means that Michaels has found the female character to which he plans to hook the show’s wagon over the next few seasons. Moving her to the anchor desk alongside Seth Meyers (and potentially solo once he leaves) is a definitive vote of confidence on his part, and a huge opportunity for Strong. Already a solid contributor, this could be a break out year for her.