Colonel Harland Sanders gets a new gig: Love interest in a Lifetime movie

The 15-minute film is part of the network’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime schedule.

LOUISVILLE, KY: Mystery. Suspense. Deceit. A Lifetime movie full of these things is no surprise. But a new film from the cable network has another ingredient: Colonel Harland Sanders.

Sanders’ character, played by Mario Lopez, is the star of the 15-minute film, A Recipe for Seduction, which is set to premiere on December 13.

KFC is releasing a trailer on Monday for the tongue-in-cheek drama, which naturally features Sanders as the love interest. But, as with most Lifetime movies, expect some kind of “fowl” play. 

The movie is a “playful addition” to the network’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime movie slate, according to a statement from KFC agency partner Edelman. Following the movie’s premiere, it will stream on, all Lifetime apps and video-on-demand platforms. 

KFC and Uber Eats will also offer six free tenders with a purchase of $20 or more between December 13 and 19.

“Saved by the Bell” star Lopez is the latest in a long line of actors to don Sanders’ white suit, following screen legend George Hamilton and even a robot

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