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Emmy-nominated actor Idris Elba has sustained a thriving career involvingĀ an eclectic array of wonders, from racing cars to his successful turn as a musician and DJ (heā€™ll be at Coachella this year, if you feel like braving that scene to catch him in action). Still, it was always missing one thing - and no, where not talking about that oneĀ gig thatā€™s apparently never going to happen. The Luther star has never hosted SNL. All that will change come March 9 when he finally gets his chance to take the Studio 8H stage. Hopefully heā€™ll be spared the Awkward Audience Questions bit.

This development was recently announced by the showā€™s official Twitter account. He immediately follows John Mulaney, who will host March 2 with musical guest Thomas Rhett.


Elba will be joined by fellow SNL newbie and musical guest Khalid. His episode comes just ahead of the March 15 premiere of both his directorial debut Yardie, and Turn Up Charlie, his new Netflix comedy series that he co-created and stars in.

We can prepare ourselves for the inevitable lampooning of his current reign as Peopleā€™s Sexiest Man Alive, but all could be forgiven if they manage to get him back into his Heimdall gear.


[Via Deadline]