Jill Scott Is An Angel In Trailer For Lifetime’s ‘Highway To Heaven’ Movie Series (VIDEO)

Lifetime Takes On A Beloved Classic By Giving The Green Light highway to paradise as a series of event films.

Jill Scott, who serves as executive producer, also stars as the new angel Angela who descends to Earth to help people in times of crisis. Barry Watson was also cast in the film series as the principal of Junior High Bruce to whom Angela reveals her true self.

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Inspired by the 80s drama series which ran for over 100 episodes between 1984 and 1989, highway to paradise is produced in collaboration with Cindy Landon and Michael Landon Estate. The goal of the reboot is to inspire hope and community by addressing current social and emotional issues with a consistent theme of love and kindness.

The film series reunites Scott and Watson with Lifetime after their previous projects with the network, including Flint, Steel Magnoliasand A very nutty Christmas among others. “The original highway to paradise was a date for millions and at a time when we need those messages of hope most, we are thrilled to bring the iconic series back in a new way,” said Tanya Lopez, Vice President executive, scripted programming, lifespan and LMN.

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Victor French and Michael Landon in the original highway to paradise (Credit: Mario Casilli / TV Guide / © NBC /courtesy Everett Collection)

“Having previously worked with Jill on some of Lifetime’s most celebrated films, we know she is the perfect actress to bring her passion and genius to this role,” Lopez continued. “I love it…Jill amplifies everything she touches in a way that takes her off the screen. And the addition of Barry was just the icing on the cake. I think we have brought together a dynamic new duo with Jill and Barry at the helm.

The first film sees Angela posing as a school counselor where Bruce works as she intervenes in the lives of struggling student Cody (Ben Daon) and his father Jeff (Robert Moloney) after the loss of the mother of Cody, Melissa (Ashley Ross). Get your first look at the film series with the trailer below and stay tuned for highway to paradiseis back this fall.

highway to paradisePremiere of a series of films, Saturday November 6, Lifetime

Andrea G. Henderson