Jill Scott Plays Guardian Angel in Trailer for Lifetime’s ‘Highway to Heaven’ Reboot (Video)

Highway to Heaven (Lifetme)

Lifetime has released the first trailer and announced the premiere date for its remake of 1980s drama series Highway to Heaven.

On Tuesday the network gave fans a preview of the upcoming made-for-television movie starring Jill Scott and Barry Watson (7th Heaven). Scott plays angel Angela Stewart who comes to Earth to help people in crisis. She reveals her true identity to junior high school principal Bruce (Watson) while working as a temporary guidance counselor.

“I am not like anybody else – I’m an angel. I can see and do things that other people can’t do,” Angela (Scott) tells one of her students as he grieved his mother’s death.

Angela also tells a crying Bruce, “My boss has such big plans for you.”

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The film is the first installment in a new Lifetime movie franchise, and offers a contemporary take on the original Highway to Heaven series, which starred Michael Landon as an angel who came to Earth to help others.

Landon’s estate has given its blessing on the project and Cindy Landon and Wayne Lepoff are executive producing on behalf of his estate.

Scott also serves as an executive producer alongside Howard Braunstein and Shawn Gee.

The movie 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.

Highway to Heaven premieres Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.

Watch the trailer below for the film: