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'Highway to Heaven': 5 things you need to know about the Lifetime drama

A grieving boy and an angel sent to help, collide in a brand new tale of wholesome healing
'Highway to Heaven' official poster (Lifetime)
'Highway to Heaven' official poster (Lifetime)

Lifetime is preparing to release an ambitious new movie series and it may be exactly what we need to warm our hearts in this cold weather. Each one of us goes through various things in life and may have wished for an angel who looks over us. 'Highway to Heaven' will make that wish come true as we see an angel come and help a grieving boy as he deals with life after the loss of his mother.

The Lifetime special event movie series has taken inspiration from Michael Landon’s iconic 80s television series 'Highway to Heaven' and returned with an updated take. Angels are real and come to those looking for a miracle to walk them through hard times is what we see from the sweet trailer of the movie. Here's everything you need to know about the new Lifetime flick.


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When does 'Highway to Heaven ' release and where to watch it?

'Highway to Heaven' will release on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 8/7c. You can watch the drama on the Lifetime channel.

What is 'Highway to Heaven' about?

The official Lifetime channel synopsis reads, Highway to Heaven follows Angela, 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 as she intervenes in the lives of a troubled student Cody and his father Jeff after the tragic loss of Cody’s mother, Melissa. As Angela seemingly works miracles with Cody and Jeff, Bruce is in disbelief when he learns of the divine nature of Angela’s work.

Who stars in the Lifetime drama?

Jill Scott   

Jill Heather Scott is an American singer, songwriter, model, poet, and actress. Scott began her performing career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work. She was eventually discovered by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the 'Roots'. Questlove invited her to join the band in the studio, resulting in a co-writing credit for Scott on the song. Her 2000 debut album, 'Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1', went platinum, and the follow-up albums 'Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2' in 2004 and 'The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3' in 2007 both achieved gold status. Scott made her film debut in 2007 in Hounddog and Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married?' and has gone on to star in other projects, including CW's 'Black Lightning', 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'. 'Black-ish' and more. She next will be seen in 'Highway to Heaven'.

Jill Scott in 'Highway to Heaven' (Lifetime)

The rest of the cast consists of Barry Watson (Samantha Who?), Ben Daon (The Astronauts), Robert Moloney (Riverdale/You Me Her), and Ashley Ross( A Series of Unfortunate Events).


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 Lepoff are executives producing on behalf of Michael Landon’s estate. 


Click below to see what 'Highway to Heaven' has to offer.