NBC revealed today that on the Season 42 premiere of Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) will face off against Hillary Clinton (played Kate McKinnon), and that Baldwin will appear as the Republican candidate (and possible next President) throughout the season.
The network also announced today that Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host the Oct. 8 telecast of Saturday Night Live.
Miranda, who is making his “SNL” hosting debut, recently finished his Broadway run as the composer, lyricist and performer in the musical sensation “Hamilton.”
Twenty One Pilots will make their “SNL” debut alongside Miranda. The duo (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) recently made history becoming the first alternative group ever with two simultaneous singles in the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 — “Ride,” from their multi-platinum studio album “Blurryface,” and “Heathens,” from Suicide Squad: The Album.
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.