Lifetime will get a little help from an angel this fall, when the original film Highway to paradise premieres on Saturday November 6 at 8 / 7c, this was announced on Tuesday. The cable network also released a trailer for the first installment of its reboot of the 1980s NBC drama television series starring Michael Landon as the angelic character.
Featured by Jill Scott (Black Lightning) and Barry Watson (7th Sky), the Lifetime Update “follows Angela Stewart (Scott), an angel who is sent back to earth to help others in need,” the official synopsis read. As seen in the preview above, Angela “takes on the role of temporary school counselor and finds herself working alongside High School Principal Bruce Banks (Watson) as she intervenes in the student’s life by Cody difficulty (The Mysterious Benedict Societyis Ben Daon), his father Jeff (You me her‘s Robert Moloney) and his aunt Vanessa (Victoria Bidewell, Riverdale), who mourn the tragic loss of Cody’s mother, Melissa (Ashley Ross). “
Giving Cody a letter from the afterlife, Angela apparently “works wonders” with the young boy, causing him to open up to Bruce about who she really is. His reaction is memorable – but we’re more curious to hear what he thinks of Angela cryptically telling him, “My boss has such big plans for you.”
The original series starred Landon as the angel Jonathan, who was sent to Earth to help those in need. The drama ran for five seasons on NBC and produced over 100 episodes from 1984 to 1989. The multiple film reboot aims to continue its themes of hope and encouragement, while “exploring social and emotional issues with sensitivity, joy and humor ”, by Lifetime.
Hit PLAY above to watch the trailer, then hit the comments with your thoughts on the new take, which it sure is. not seem to have run out of emotions.