SNL Sets Scarlett Johansson’s Return, Octavia Spencer Musical Guest
SNL didn’t quite have its ducks in a row with the announcement that Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer would lead the first March show; lacking a musical guest to accompany. Now, not only has NBC filled out the March 4 dance card, but so too will Scarlett Johannson make a return appearance the following week.
As confirmed by NBC, March 4 will see Spencer in her hosting debut, now joined by Father John Misty as musical guest. Impressively, Scarlett Johansson will enter the five-timer club one week later on March 11, joined by musical guest Lorde.
Johannson previously hosted all the way back in 2006, with return stints in 2007, 2010 and 2015 (providing that eerily omniscient Black Widow romantic comedy sketch). Misty will also make his SNL debut with Octavia Spencer, as will Lorde with Johannson.
It’s plausible March might have at least one more host to reveal, though likely not on the 18, lest the entire cast perform hungover post-St. Patrick’s Day (or mid-Iron Fist binge, depending). Either way, stay tuned for the latest on Spencer and Johannson as we head into March.