James Franco’s ‘SNL’ Documentary to Air on Hulu Ahead of Season Premiere (Photo)

“Saturday Night” documents the making of an episode of the NBC sketch show, set for its 40th season

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James Franco has some exciting news for “Saturday Night Live” fans.

The actor, who has hosted the NBC sketch comedy program twice, announced on Instagram late Tuesday night that his behind-the-scenes documentary, “Saturday Night” will premiere on Hulu on Friday, just a day before “SNL” returns for its 40th season.

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“THE SNL DOCUMENTARY is finally coming out!!! On HULU! This FRIDAY!” Franco wrote with a selfie. “Watch my documentary about the history of @nbcsnl “Saturday Night” on #hulu.”

“The Interview” star shot the documentary in 2008 when actor John Malkovich hosted the Dec. 6 episode it chronicles. Franco was a graduate film student at New York University at the time.

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“Saturday Night” features interviews with members of the “SNL” cast, writing staff and production team as it documents an episode taking shape from the very first meeting with writers to the final live broadcast.

Although “Saturday Night” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010, Friday will be the first time the general public will have the opportunity to watch it, since it didn’t immediately get a distribution deal.

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Take a look at the photo, below, to see how excited Franco is to share it with the world.