NEW YORK — Straight out of “Top Gun: Maverick,” actor Miles Teller will host the opening episode of the 48th season of “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 1.
Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar will be the musical guest on opening night, his third appearance on “SNL,” NBC said on Tuesday.
It promises to be a transition season for NBC’s comedy institution, which has seen the departure of eight cast members.
Actor Brendan Gleeson, star of the upcoming film “The Banshees of Inisherin,” will host the Oct. 8 edition of the show. Willow makes her “SNL” debut as musical guest.
Megan Thee Stallion earns double duty on Oct. 15 as the host and musical guest, NBC said on Tuesday.
Cast member Chris Redd, who grew up in Naperville, will not be back in the new season, joining the exodus of Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Aristotle Athari and Melissa Villaseñor.
The show has named four new cast members as replacements.