Just when we finally rid ourselves of those creepy, multiple Colonel Sanders KFC commercials, Lifetime announces they are doing an original movie based on the Colonel’s love life along with all the tropes you’d expect—deception, threats, forbidden love and attempted murder.
The mini-movie –just 15 minutes long – will debut Sunday and send up Lifetime’s signature soapy films, focusing on a young heiress whose devious mother has hand-picked her suitor, but finds herself falling instead for Lopez’s Sanders, a new chef with a secret … fried chicken recipe.
Adweek assures ads the trailer is packed with the moments that Lifetime movies are famous for, with lines like “we all have our secrets” and a scene featuring Lopez bound and gagged as the mother barks, “Just kill him already!”
“We’re no strangers to heating things up for the holidays, just like our famous fried chicken-scented fire log. But let’s face it, we could all use a little distraction this holiday season, so why not fill some of your time at home with a suspenseful drama and the comfort of our world-famous fried chicken?” said KFC U.S. CMO Andrea Zahumensky in a statement. “A Recipe for Seduction is a perfect excuse to curl up at home and escape to your own happily ever after.”
“Through a terrific cast, and with a wink to the unique sensibilities celebrated in Lifetime movies, this co-production spotlights each brand’s POV and marries them in a fun and authentic way,” said David DeSocio, evp of ad sales marketing and partnerships at A+E Networks, in a statement.
Watch the trailer below.