Benedict Cumberbatch will host “SNL” on May 7

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch will return as host of “Saturday Night Live” for the May 7 edition of the show. Arcade Fire is set as a musical guest.

“Saturday Night Live” has confirmed that Cumberbatch will be making a return to Stage 8H on the April 16 episode with Lizzo as host and musical guest. Cumberbatch, a two-time Oscar nominee, most recently for “The Power of the Dog,” last hosted the NBC late-night institution in 2016.

The versatile actor will stop by “SNL” as part of the promotional campaign for Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which opens May 6. Cumberbatch will also be seen in Netflix’s fantasy film “The Wonderful” this year. Story of Henry Sugar,” based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 book of the same name. The property was adapted by director Wes Anderson.

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire are set for a notable sixth appearance on “SNL.” The group last performed on the show in March 2018, following breaks in 2013 and 2007.

Arcade Fire also has a major project debuting on May 6. The band are set to release their long-awaited sixth studio album, “We,” which marks Arcade Fire’s first new effort since 2017’s “Everything Now.” The new set’s lead single, “The Lightning I, II “, has been well received since his bow in March.

Cumberbatch is one of the most respected actors of his generation. He was previously nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for ‘The Imitation Game’ in 2014. He also garnered four Emmy nominations and one win from 2012 to 2017 for his work as iconic detective Sherlock Holmes in the PBS/BBC adaptation “Sherlock”.

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