Adam Driver is set to host the first new episode of Saturday Night Live on January 25, 2020, with Halsey returning as a musical guest.
The actor’s return to SNL came after the Rolling Stone cover star’s active final months of 2019, which saw his turn to receive the Driver Award in Wedding Story, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Report. The driver’s host was revealed during the latest episode of SNL, which portrayed Eddie Murphy for performing those duties for the first time in 35 years.
The driver has previously hosted SNL twice in 2016 and in 2018 – while his show in January will mark Halsey’s third appearance as a musical guest for SNL. In February, he was both the host and musical guest of SNL. She made her SNL musical guest debut in 2018 and made a cameo during Lil Wayne’s set on the series.
Halsey’s SNL performance will come exactly one week after the release of her third studio album Manic, which airs on January 17. The 16-track record will feature guests, including Alanis Morissette, BTS ‘Suga, and rapper Dominic Fick.
In her Rolling Stone cover story, Halsey revealed that the album, which she is about to release, is frantic, “the first frantic I ever wrote.” She said that the LP is “hip-hop, rock, country, everything bullshit. – Because it’s so frantic. It’s so frantic. It’s literally, whatever the fuck I felt; someone like that The reason was I couldn’t make it. “