Grammy Award winner Jill Scott and Barry Watson star in the Lifetime original movie Highway to Heaven, which is set to premiere on Saturday, November 6. 2021. The movie follows the theme of the original 1980s television series of the same name. The show ran for five seasons on NBC and produced more than 100 episodes from 1984-1989.
The first movie installment of the Highway to Heaven series was produced by Rain Productions and Propagate for Lifetime. The story follows the angel Angela Stewart, portrayed by Scott, who is sent from heaven to earth to help others in need.
In the premiere movie, Angela takes on the role of a temporary school counselor and 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), who 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.
Just 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.
You can catch a sneak peek at the new series by watching the exclusive trailer to Highway to Heaven, here.