A few months back, KFC announced that iconic spokesman Colonel Sanders would be making a return to the spotlight with a series of commercials highlighting the finger-licking figure. The role of Sanders was given to comedian Darrell Hammond. Now, it looks like another man has quickly stepped into the white suit as Norm Macdonald is set to portray the new Colonel Sanders.
MacDonald is probably best known for his time on Saturday Night Live, his standup and his career as a writer for various projects.
His recent appointment coincides with KFC’s new $20 Family Fill Up meal. This features eight pieces of fried chicken, two large mashed potatoes and gravy, one large coleslaw and four biscuits.
KFC also released four new spots that feature Macdonald going full-Sanders. Here’s one:
We reached out to KFC and asked why the change of actors, especially so soon after Hammond’s initial debut. Turns out, Macdonald’s stint as the Colonel will be a part of a rolling door of actors who will don the white suit.
New season, new Colonel!
Ok, that kinda makes sense. Should be interesting to see who KFC comes up with next for the role.