The Emmy-certified actor will be taking the reins of the show for the first time, which seems a bit silly because he’s the sort of talented dude you would have expected to be on the show beyond a cameo appearance by now. Plus, there’s probably six million Game of Thrones sketches sitting in the SNL war chest. Could a return to South Centros be in the cards? We’ll have to wait and see.
Unlike Ariana Grande, Dinklage will not be serving as the musical guest for the upcoming episode. That gig will be handled by Gwen Stefani, who seems to have had her third album on the cusp of coming out for ages. (This Is What the Truth Feels Like comes out on March 18 so that’ll wrap up that wait.) Stefani’s appeared on the program on numerous occasions both as a solo act and as the frontwoman of No Doubt, which makes her a veteran presence. It wouldn’t be all that nutty if she popped up in a sketch parodying The Voice because SNL has a soft spot for plunking a bunch of celebrity impressions together in any way possible.
By the way, Game of Thrones is set to make its return April 24. For a study guide on what to be aware of for season six, check out our video on the subject.