Highway to Heaven was a TV series that ran on NBC from September 19, 1984 to August 4, 1989. It starred Michael Landon as Jonathan Smith, an angel who walks the Earth, helping souls along with retired cop Mark Gordon, who was played by Victor French, Landon’s co-star from Little House on the Prairie.
Sadly, French died two months before the final episode aired. Landon went on to appear in two films — including a pilot for a new series — before he died in 1991.
This reboot has Angela Stewart (singer Jill Scott) as the angel sent down here to help people in need. In the premiere movie — one assumes there will be more — she takes on the role of a temporary school counselor and gets involved in the lives of junior high school principal Bruce Banks (Barry Watson from 7th Heaven and the Boogeyman reboot) and troubled student Cody (Ben Daon).
This was written by Angelica Chéri, Cathryn Humphris and Michael Landon’s son Christopher. It was directed by Stacey K. Black, who has directed episodes of Major Crimes, the new version of Walker and Station 19.
If you enjoy faith-based dramas with heart, well, you may not be reading our site. But if you do, you’ll find something to love here.
Highway to Heaven is available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98.