Kit Harington, BTS and Sandra Oh Make Their ‘SNL’ Debuts

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NBC’s Saturday Night Live will be welcoming two new hosts to its stage in March and April 2019. First up is Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Sandra Oh who’s debuting as host on the March 30, 2019 episode. Season two of the critically acclaimed, award-winning drama Killing Eve starring Oh and Jodie Comer premieres on BBC America on April 7th.

Joining SNL newbie Oh for the March 30th episode will be Tame Impala. The episode will mark Tame Impala’s first appearance as a musical guest. He’s also set to be a headliner at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival, and he’s also scheduled for concerts through May in North America.

Kit Harington will, finally, host a Saturday Night Live episode after six years of starring as fan-favorite Jon Snow on HBO’s Game of Thrones. (Seriously, why wasn’t he asked to host years ago?) Harington’s hosting debut will come on April 6th, just days before the premiere of Game of Thrones‘ final season. In addition to Game of Thrones, Harington’s been keeping busy with How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

Sharing the stage with Kit Harington as musical guest on the April 6th show will be first-timer Sara Bareilles. Bareilles was recently seen playing Mary Magdalene in the award-winning television event, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Her upcoming album, Amidst the Chaos, is set to drop on April 5th.

NBC also announced Academy Award winner Emma Stone (La La Land) will be back as host for her fourth time. Stone’s on board to host the April 13th episode. She earned her third Oscar nomination earlier this year for her performance in The Favourite opposite Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. Stone recently starred in Netflix’s Maniac with Jonah Hill and is currently filming Zombieland: Double Tap alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin.

BTS will be making their debut as SNL musical guest on the April 13th episode. Their appearance is scheduled for one day after the release of their much-anticipated new album, Map of the Soul: Persona. The album will be releasing April 12th but in the meantime preorders have begun for the physical albums – as in plural. Big Hit Entertainment has revealed they’ll release four different versions of the album. Fans of the seven member boy band can expect the upcoming album to include: photobook (4 versions) CD, mini book (4 versions), postcard, clear photo picket (limited randomly), photo film, and poster (4 versions).

(Additional reporting by Alison Helms.)




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