SNL writer Michael Che will join the cast of “SNL” after an offer to guest star in the season five premiere was made, sources confirmed.

The show’s creator, Lorne Michaels, will also be back on the show in season six, according to the Variety report.

Che is set to reprise his role as “King Kong” in season five, as well as his role in the upcoming Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.”

Che, who will appear in all five seasons of “Saturday Night Light,” also starred in the 2016 comedy “Mr. Show.”

Che was an executive producer on the new series and is also set to appear in “The Big Bang Theory,” which has a large presence on “SNLL.”

Che also co-wrote and produced the upcoming comedy “Hannah Montana” with John Lasseter.

Michaels, who previously worked as a writer and producer on “Saturday Man,” will also executive produce the new season.

“SNLS” is expected to premiere in late 2017 or early 2018 on NBC.

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