( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Grammy Award Winner Jill Scott and Barry Watson Star in Lifetime’s Highway To Heaven Reboot
ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson
Highway to Heaven, a Lifetime original film featuring Grammy® Award winner Jill Scott and Barry Watson, will premiere tonight, November 6 at 8/7c. The network has published a “first look” trailer for the film in anticipation of its forthcoming debut.
A contemporary take on Michael Landon’s iconic 80s television series Highway to Heaven, the new movie follows Angela Stewart (Jill Scott), an angel sent back to earth to help others in need. In the premiere movie, Angela takes on the role of a temporary school counselor. She finds herself working alongside junior high school principal Bruce Banks (Barry Watson) as she intervenes in the lives of a troubled student Cody (Ben Daon), his father, Jeff (Robert Moloney), and his aunt Vanessa (Victoria Bidewell). They are grieving the tragic loss of Cody’s mother, Melissa (Ashley Ross). As Angela seemingly works miracles with Cody, Bruce is stunned when he learns of the divine nature of Angela’s work. Like the original series, Lifetime wishes to retain the same messages of hope and encouragement for its audience while exploring social and emotional issues with sensitivity, joy, and humor.
The first movie installment of the Highway to Heaven series is produced by Rain Productions and Propagate for Lifetime. Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken executive produce for Rain Productions; Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gregory Lipstone, and Rodney Ferrell executive produce from Propagate; Howard Braunstein is executive producer; Jill Scott and Shawn Gee also executive produce. Stacey K. Black directs from an original script by executive producer/writer Cathryn Humphris and award-winning playwright Angelica Chéri. Cindy Landon and Wayne Lepff are executives producing on behalf of Michael Landon’s estate.
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