The Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-award winning Hamilton actor/auteur is set to host the Oct. 8 telecast alongside musical guest Twenty One Pilots, who will be joined by Miranda. This will mark Miranda’s SNL hosting debut. (Not to too our own horns, but we totally called it!)
“I have a bit of a week next week,” Miranda tweeted early Wednesday, immediately following the announcement.
I…have a bit of a week next week. 😳 https://t.co/nJv8I9aLzz
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 28, 2016
Margot Robbie will kick off Season 42 this Saturday, with The Weeknd serving as musical guest.
SNL enters its new season down three cast members, including veterans Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah and one-and-done featured player Jon Rudnitsky.
To fill the void, EP Lorne Michaels is bringing in a trio of newbies: SNL writer Mikey Day, male improv performer Alex Moffat and Latina impressionist/actor Melissa Villaseñor.