By Derek Lawrence
February 20, 2019 at 01:40 PM EST
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Host, Saturday Night Live host.

Idris Elba, long-rumored to be the next James Bond (but, like any good spy/agent, denies the rumors), has landed an equally coveted role. The 46-year-old British actor is set to make his Studio 8H debut when he hosts the March 9 episode of SNL. He’ll be joined by musical guest Khalid, who is also making his debut on the show.

The SNL gig comes amid a busy month for PEOPLE’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive. March 15 will see both the release of Elba’s directorial debut Yardie and his Netflix series Turn Up Charlie, in which he stars as a struggling DJ-turned-nanny for his famous friend’s daughter. The rest of 2019 doesn’t slow down for Elba; the actor, who is a real-life DJ, will perform at Coachella in April. He’ll also be starring in Hobbs & Shaw, Cats, and returning to BBC America’s Luther.

SNL returns March 2 with alum John Mulaney as host and Thomas Rhett as musical guest.

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