SNL’s Punkie Johnson and Ego Nwodim Join Anthology Series Love Life

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Saturday Night Live cast members Punkie Johnson and Ego Nwodim have joined the cast of the HBO Max’s anthology series Love Life, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The two SNL alums join a growing cast that includes Leslie Bibb, John Earl Jelks, Arian Moayed, Kimberly Elise, and Blair Underwood in some capacity. 

The second season of Love Life will focus on Marcus Watkins (William Jackson Harper), a man coming out of a years-long relationship and is plunged back into the dating scene in search for romantic fulfillment. Along the way, he’ll meet Jessica Williams’ (The Daily Show) Mia, the object of his affection. The cast also includes Chris “Comedian CP” Powell, Janet Hubert, Jordan Rock, and Maya Kazan. Season one regulars Anna Kendrick, Zoë Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compére, and Nick Thune will also appear in the second season.

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According to the report, Johnson will be a regular cast member and play Ida Watkins, Marcus’ outspoken sister who is much more in tune with her authentic self than her brother is. Nwodim will guest as Ola Adebayo, a playwright who seems like a perfect match for Marcus, but after getting together extremely fast, may realize they both aren’t really the right people for each other.

The first season of Love Life is currently available on HBO Max.