Ryan Gosling Makes His Dramatic Return to 'SNL' in First Promo

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Ryan Gosling is making his triumphant return to host Saturday Night Live when the show begins its new season this weekend.

"All my life, I knew I could host SNL," the actor narrates in a new promo clip (below) for the season opener, which will also feature Jay Z as the musical guest.

Gosling says that although his December 2015 first-time hosting duties were "magical," the audience only saw part of him. "This time I'm going to give the world my soul — I'm gonna give them something they'll never, ever forget," he promises, before attempting (unsuccessfully) to get past network security.

SNL will continue last year's tradition of airing live coast-to-coast starting at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.