KFC Is Making a Lifetime Movie Starring Mario Lopez as Colonel Sanders

If all you were wishing for this holiday season was an origin story for KFC’s Colonel Sanders, you’re in luck. Lifetime just announced a mini-movie titled A Recipe For Seduction starring Mario Lopez as a young Sanders.

Revealed via the official Lifetime twitter account, the film will premiere on December 13th at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST on Lifetime.

A subsequent trailer was released showcasing Mario Lopez as the young Harland Sanders, who isn’t sporting his signature white hair quite yet, but rather a salt-and-pepper look. In typical Lifetime movie fashion, the film appears to be filled with plenty of spicy moments including a dangerous love triangle and the revelation of Sanders’ “secret recipe that will change the world.”

KFC is no stranger to unexpected medium crossovers, though. Late last year the company released a free anime-style dating simulator on Steam titled I Love You, Colonel Sanders that allowed players to romance the Colonel himself, albeit a much younger version.

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Earlier this year, KFC opened an island in Animal Crossing that included a virtual restaurant and coupons for a free bucket of chicken that could be redeemed outside your virtual life, you know, in the real world.

Oh, and let’s not forget that fried chicken-scented firelog KFC released last year just in time for the holidays.

What’s next for the Colonel? A Kentucky Fried collab for some new shoes? Oh wait, he already did that with chicken Crocs. Well, whatever it is, it’ll surely catch us by surprise.

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Matthew Adler is a Features, News, Previews, Reviews, and Wikis writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @MatthewAdler and watch him stream on Twitch.

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