At Comic-Con yesterday, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele revealed one of their sketches from the upcoming fourth season of Key and Peele premiering on September 24th, which — fittingly for Comic-Con — shows Peele as Marvel's Stan Lee. They duo also revealed that they're developing a movie (aside from their project with Judd Apatow) called Keanu, and Peele gave only one hint about what it's about: "Keanu is a kitten."
With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the show's shifting tone on race over the arc of this season.
This has not been an easy year for SNL to talk about race. From the moment the show announced its six new cast members — the largest turnover in more than a decade — and viewers noticed that not one of them was a person of color, SNL once again became a target of progressive viewers calling for the cast to [...]
"Key and Peele have done more for black America than anyone would be willing to give them credit for. They forced the people who see black people as less than to see them as equal. … They are destroying black stereotype character humor."
- Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin in a new interview with WNYC on race and comedy.
Key and Peele's upcoming season is getting expanded to more episodes and moving forward with a possible spinoff. According to THR, Comedy Central has confirmed that the show's fourth season will be 22 episodes long and include two best-of episodes. This will make Key and Peele's longest season order yet compared to the last three seasons (8, 10, and 13, respectively).
In other Key and Peele updates, Comedy Central has also confirmed news of the animated Vandaveon and Mike spinoff series Peele mentioned to TV Line back in the summer, which the network is currently developing with the duo. The series follows the main characters as 12-year-old [...]