The Power of The Dog star Benedict Cumberbatch will return to Saturday Night Live in May for his second gig as host. He will join indie rock band Arcade Fire on May 7 to take the SNL stage.
The two-time Oscar-nominated actor made his SNL debut in November 2016, with Solange performing. He will come to SNL fresh off a buzzy awards season centering on his performance in Jane Campion’s Netflix drama The Power of the Dog. For his work in the film, he received Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations.
The upcoming episode will also mark Arcade Fire’s fifth appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live, after stints in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018.
Cumberbatch staris the latest name to join the 2022 host lineup. Ariana DeBose kicked off the year for the long-running sketch series. Will Forte, Willem Dafoe, John Mulaney, Oscar Isaac, Zoë Kravitz, Jerrod Carmichael and Jake Gyllenhaal preceded Lizzo, who pulled double duty as host and musical guest Saturday.
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