Billy Zane gets gold-plated as KFC's next Colonel Sanders

Wieden+Kennedy presents yet another version of the chicken joint's creator

He doesn’t quite have the Midas touch, but gun-toting cruise ship dilettante and friend of Derek Zoolander Billy Zane has a penchant for gold as the latest incarnation of KFC founder Colonel Sanders. In the 30-second spot from Wieden+Kennedy Portland, a portlier Zane than many viewers may remember lumbers down the stairs before touting the benefits of gold, specifically KFC’s new flavor, Georgia Gold Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken. The spot is running online now and will debut on TV Jan. 29 Previous Colonels have included Darrell Hammond, Norm MacDonald, Jim Gaffigan, Rob Riggle and George Hamilton.