Up for an SNL mini-reunion? Maya Rudolph will guest-star in a music-centric episode of Documentary Now!, IFC announced on Thursday.
Rudolph, who currently headlines the NBC sketch comedy series Maya & Marty with Martin Short, will strut her musical stuff with Documentary Now! stars (and fellow SNL alums) Fred Armisen and Bill Hader in a season 2 installment titled “Test Pattern.” (Additional SNL connection: Seth Meyers created the show with Armisen and Hader.)
Tipping its parodical hat to the Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense, “Test Pattern” features Rudolph, Armisen, and Hader as an ’80s band performing its final gig, one that has gone down in lore as “one of the greatest concerts that never really happened.”
Armisen wrote songs specifically for the episode, including “Free David Ness” and “Indeng Indeng.”
Season 2 of the Helen Mirren-hosted series that offers a humorous spin on classic documentaries or documentary styles debuts this fall. Season 1 guest stars included Jack Black, John Slattery, Aidy Bryant, Mike O’Brien, and Tim Robinson.
IFC renewed Documentary Now! — which also features another SNL connection, with Seth Meyers serving as one of the show’s creators and executive producers — for a second and third season last summer.