Lifetime’s ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ Featuring KFC’s Colonel Sanders Is the First of Its Kind

Lifetime succeeds at producing content that is fresh, on-brand, and keeps people talking, and its upcoming KFC release meets that criteria and more.

The network is bringing a Kentucky Fried Chicken-themed original movie to the small screen and social media can’t get enough. At long last, it appears the veil may be lifted a little on the mystique surrounding the world famous Colonel Sanders. And it’s going down for the holidays with A Recipe for Seduction.

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Promo poster for Lifetime and KFC’s ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ with Mario Lopez | PRNewsfoto/KFC

What is the Lifetime KFC movie about?

A Recipe for Seduction features Saved By the Bell’s Mario Lopez as Colonel Harland Sanders, a chef that everyone seems to hating on. His fondness for the fowl and spicy plays a role this romantic thriller that is sure to have viewers on the edge of their seats for the entire 15 minutes.

Lifetime wants fans to experience the love with a side of fried chicken, and according to short film’s logline, family drama may derail the colonel’s plans.

As the holidays draw near, a young heiress contends with the affections of a suitor handpicked by her mother. When the handsome chef, Harland Sanders, arrives with his secret fried chicken recipe and a dream, he sets in motion a series of events that unravels the mother’s devious plans. Will our plucky heiress escape to her wintry happily ever after with Harland at her side, or will she cave to the demands of family and duty?

A Recipe for Seduction debuts on Dec. 13 at 12 p.m. EST as a can’t-miss event.

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‘A Recipe for Seduction’ is a first for Lifetime

Lifetime is known for its signature style of programming, but the network’s special partnership with KFC is part of a new adventure. A Recipe for Seduction marks Lifetime’s first mini-movie and according to a press release, the first piece of content of its kind to be custom branded too.

Some social media users believe the movie has sprinklings of fanfiction in it and can’t believe KFC’s mascot is going live-action in a movie. On Lifetime’s Instagram page, one commenter wrote, “No, Yaw done made the Colonel of KFC sexy.” Another added, “Is this real or is lifetime real good at trolling?”

It’s definitely real, as is the food offer that KFC is throwing in.

KFC is running a snack special too

In the spirit of the holiday movie and the colonel’s innovative 11 Herbs & Spices, KFC is teaming up with Uber Eats to ensure people can grub while watching. Customers who order through the delivery app will receive six free chicken tenders with a purchase of $20 or more. The offer is valid from Dec. 13 through Dec. 19.

For those who are worried they’ll miss the A Recipe for Seduction premiere, Lifetime will make it available on its website, the Lifetime apps, and most on-demand platforms.

It’s unclear whether any clues to KFC’s prized recipe will actually be revealed, but watch Lopez bring Colonel Sanders to life in a way most fans haven’t seen before when this debuts. Tune in to Lifetime on Dec. 13 at noon for the 15-minute short.