The original film for life Highway to Heaven, with Grammy winners Jill Scott and Barry Watson, premieres on Saturday, November 6th at 8/7 am. The network also released an initial look trailer for the film in anticipation of its upcoming premiere.
A contemporary take on Michael Landon’s iconic 80s television series Highway to Heaven, the new film follows Angela Stewart (Jill Scott), an angel sent back to earth to help others in need. In the premiere film, Angela takes on the role of a temporary school counselor and works with junior high school principal Bruce Banks (Barry Watson) when she enters the lives of a troubled student Cody (Ben Daon), his father Jeff (Robert Moloney) and his aunt Vanessa (Victoria Bidewell) grieving over the tragic loss of Cody’s mother Melissa (Ashley Ross). While Angela appears to be working miracles with Cody, Bruce is stunned to learn of the divine nature of Angela’s work. Just like the original series, Lifetime aims to keep the same messages of hope and encouragement for its audience while exploring social and emotional issues with sensitivity, joy and humor.
The first episode of the Highway to Heaven Series is produced by Rain Productions and Propagate for Lifetime. Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken as executive producers for Rain Productions; Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gregory Lipstone, and Rodney Ferrell as executive producers of Propagate; Howard Braunstein is executive producer; Jill Scott and Shawn Gee are also executive producers. Stacey K. Black will direct from an original script by executive producer / writer Cathryn Humphris and award-winning playwright Angelica Chéri. Cindy Landon and Wayne Lepff are executive producers for Michael Landon’s estate.