‘A Recipe for Seduction’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Mario Lopez KFC-Lifetime thriller

‘A Recipe for Seduction’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Mario Lopez KFC-Lifetime thriller

A raunchy erotic thriller about KFC, the fictionalized Colonel Sanders, was not on anyone’s 2020 bingo. But here we are. Lifetime brings us a “mini-movie” called ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ that will see a rather hunky Colonel Sanders, among other things! Here’s all you need to know about this film:

Release date

‘A Recipe for Seduction’ debuts on Lifetime on Sunday, December 13, at noon ET.


The official synopsis for ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ as per Lifetime reads: “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?”


Mario Lopez as Harland Sanders

Mario Lopez. (Getty Images)

The 47-year-old American actor and television host is best known for his portrayal of A.C. Slater on ‘Saved by the Bell’, ‘Saved by the Bell: The College Years’, and the 2020 sequel series. He has appeared in the third season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and as host for the entertainment news show ‘Extra’. He has also hosted ‘America's Best Dance Crew’, and co-hosted the second season of the American version of ‘The X Factor’ with Khloé Kardashian. He was the sole host for the third and final season.


Tessa Munro

Tessa Munro. (IMDb)

The American television actor is best known for her roles in shows like ‘All My Children’, ‘Passions’, and ‘The Adventures of Craig's List’. She has appeared in guest roles in a number of other shows like ‘SWAT’, ‘The Young and the Restless’, and ‘Scandal’. Munro has performed in a number of TV movies as well. ‘Love Unplugged’, ‘Killing Your Daughter’, and ‘You Are Nothing’ are some of them


Chad Doreck

Chad Doreck. (IMDb)

The 42-year-old American actor, in 2007, was one of the final 12 contestants on ‘Grease: You're the One that I Want!’, a televised competition to choose the leads for the revival of ‘Grease’. On TV, he’s appeared on shows like ‘Hollywood’, ‘General Hospital’, ‘iCarly’, ‘NYPD Blue’, and ‘Days of Our Lives’.



As per reports, ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ is a 15-minute branded content collaboration from Lifetime, KFC, and agency Wieden+Kennedy Portland. Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. chief marketing officer, said in a statement: “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? ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ is a perfect excuse to curl up at home and escape to your own happily ever after.”


David DeSocio, the executive vice president of ad sales marketing and partnerships at A+E Networks, in a statement, said: “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.”


The trailer for ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ is exactly what you would expect. An over-the-top thriller with lines like “we all have our secrets”, this 15-minute-long mini-movie will probably end up being a viral guilty pleasure in the time to come. Take a look at the trailer:



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