'Highway to Heaven': Air time, how to watch, cast and all about Lifetime series

'Highway to Heaven' is a reimagined series of the 1980s drama by the same name


                            'Highway to Heaven': Air time, how to watch, cast and all about Lifetime series
Barry Watson, Jill Scott star in 'Highway to Heaven' (Lifetime)

Lifetime has greenlighted reimagined 'Highway to Heaven' series starring Jill Scott and Barry Watson. The 1980s drama that ran over 100 episodes inspires the present-day show that sits on a narrative laced with love and kindness. The reboot aims to inspire viewers with its messages of love and kindness. 

Because you still have time before 'Highway to Heaven' hits your screens, it won't hurt to catch up on some of the other films and TV shows the network has to offer. The whole of June 2021, Lifetime has released a slate of films as part of its 'Summer of Secrets series. 'Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer', 'Cradle Did Fall', 'Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story' and 'Secrets of a Marine's Wife' are some of the movies you can catch up on. 

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Air time and how to watch 

It will premiere on Lifetime. The release dates and streaming network information are yet to be announced. Watch this space for more updates.

Plot

"Lifetime’s Highway to Heaven follows Angela (Jill Scott), an angel sent back to Earth by God, to help others in need.  In the premiere movie, Angela assumes the role of a temporary school counselor and finds herself working alongside the principal Bruce (Barry Watson) as she intervenes in the lives of a troubled student Cody (Ben Daon, The Astronauts) and his father Jeff (Robert Moloney, Riverdale/You Me Her) after the tragic loss of Cody's mother, Melissa (Ashley Ross, A Series of Unfortunate Events). As Angela seemingly works miracles with Cody and Jeff, Bruce is in disbelief when he learns of the divine nature of Angela's work."   



 

Cast

'Highway to Heaven' will see Jill Scott and Lifetime reunite after having previously worked in 'A Very Nutty Christmas' and 'The Santa Con'. Aside from being an acclaimed actor, Scott is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, a best-selling poet, and a multimedia entrepreneur.

Meanwhile, Barry Watson has a rich background in acting. Even though his breakout role was '7th Heaven', he shined in 'What About Brian' and the critically acclaimed ABC comedy 'Samantha Who'.



 

 

Trailer

Watch this space for more updates.

Showrunners

"The original Highway to Heaven was appointment viewing for millions and in a time when we need those messages of hope the most, we are excited to bring back the iconic series in a new way," said Tanya Lopez, Executive VP of Scripted Programming at Lifetime & LMN. She added: "Having worked with Jill previously for some of Lifetime's most celebrated movies, we know she is the perfect actor to bring her passion and brilliance to this role." 

Stacey K Black directs an original script. Serving as executive producers are Cindy Landon and Wayne Lepoff on behalf of Michael Landon’s estate. 

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