Per Variety, “Saturday Night Live” has officially announced the first three hosts for Season 48 of the series, and they include some really big names. For the show’s premiere on October 1, “Top Gun: Maverick” star Miles Teller will make his hosting debut on the show, with Kendrick Lamar serving as the musical guest. “Harry Potter” star Brendon Gleeson will take up the mantle the following week, also in his first time hosting, alongside Willow performing music duties. The third episode will be a bit different, as musical sensation Megan Thee Stallion (who recently appeared on the MCU’s “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”) will be both host and musical guest.
For Stallion, this will be her first time hosting but her second time appearing in the live music portion part of the show. This is obviously a stacked three-punch combo for “SNL,” which likely hopes to bring in some star power to offset all of the big-name cast departures that the series has endured as of late. It’ll also be fans’ first time seeing all of the new additions to the cast and exactly how they fit into the ever-shifting dynamic of the show. At least they’ll have some big-time celebrities to back them up.