Freeway to Heaven Reboot: Jill Scott, Barry Watson to Lead Lifetime Films
Grammy winner Jill Scott and seventh Heaven alum Barry Watson are set to star in a TV-movie sequence reboot of Freeway to Heaven, the Eighties drama that famously starred Michael Landon as a useful angel.
Scott will star as Angela, an angel who comes right down to Earth to assist individuals in disaster, whereas Watson will play Bruce, a junior highschool principal who turns into conscious of Angela’s true id.
Within the first of what is going to be a number of motion pictures, Angela assumes the position of a brief college counselor and finds herself working alongside the principal, Bruce, as she intervenes within the lives of a troubled scholar Cody (performed by The Astronauts’ Ben Daon) and his father Jeff (Riverdale‘s Robert Moloney) after the tragic lack of Cody’s mom, Melissa (A Collection of Unlucky Occasions’ Ashley Ross). “As Angela seemingly works miracles with Cody and Jeff, Bruce is in disbelief when he learns of the divine nature of Angela’s work,” reads the official description.
“The unique Freeway to Heavenwas appointment viewing for thousands and thousands and in a time once we want these messages of hope probably the most,” Lifetime’s Tanya Lopez, EVP of scripted programming, in a press release. “Having labored with Jill beforehand for a few of Lifetime’s most celebrated motion pictures, we all know she is the proper actor to carry her ardour and brilliance to this position… And the addition of Barry was simply icing on the cake.”
The unique sequence starred Landon within the position of angel Jonathan, who was despatched to Earth to assist individuals in want. The drama ran for 5 seasons on NBC and produced greater than 100 episodes from 1984-89. The reboot goals to proceed its themes of affection and kindness, whereas addressing modern social and emotional points pertinent to a modern-day viewers.
Scott (who can presently be seen as Hazel in BET+’s The First Wives Membership) beforehand starred in Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated Flint, along with the all-Black reboot of Metal Magnolias and Sins of the Mom. Watson additionally has roots on the community, having beforehand starred in A Very Nutty Christmas and The Santa Con.
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