Idris Elba to Make ‘SNL’ Hosting Debut Next Month

He’ll follow John Mulaney’s latest Studio 8H return

Last Updated: February 20, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Idris Elba is set to host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time next month.

The “Luther” star will be joined by R&B singer Khalid, also making his “SNL” debut, on the March 9 episode of the NBC sketch series.

Elba’s appearance comes in support of his upcoming Netflix comedy, Turn Up Charlie,” which Elba co-created and stars in as a struggling DJ-turned-nanny to his famous friend’s problem-child. Also starring Piper Perabo, JJ Feild and Frankie Hervey, the series premieres Friday, March 15.

The duo follow the previously announced John Mulaney, who is set to return to the show for the second time on March 2. He’ll be joined by country singer Thomas Rhett as musical guest.

“Saturday Night Live” airs live coast-to-coast Saturdays at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT on NBC.