A&E Developing Edgy ‘Highway to Heaven’ Reboot With Mark Wahlberg

A&E Developing Edgy 'Highway to Heaven' Reboot With Mark Wahlberg

New project will offer a contemporary take on Michael Landon series

“Highway to Heaven” could be making a return trip to the TV screen.

The series, which starred Michael Landon from 1984 to 1989, is being developed as an edgier, contemporary reboot by A&E.

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A&E Network general manager and executive vice president David McKillop, who ordered the project, announced its development on Thursday.

“Hell on Wheels” writer John Wirth is penning the script for the reboot, which is being executive produced by Wirth,  Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Noreen Halpern and Wayne Lepoff.

Halfire-CORE Entertainment and A+E Studios are co-producing the reboot, in association with Closest to the Hole Productions and Leverage Entertainment.

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The original series starred Landon in the tale of an angel who's sent down to earth to help troubled souls. Wahlberg is also involved with the A&E reality series “Wahlburgers,” about his family's restaurant.

Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of the “Highway to Heaven” reboot.

  • Edgy Edgerson

    Why the hell does it have to be “edgy” it's stupid the show was the opposite of edgy.

  • Devin McMusters

    The beauty of Highway to Heaven was it's spirituality and family friendly values. What a horrible thing to do the Michael Landon's legacy.

  • Anonymous711

    It doesn't have to be “edgy,”just brought up to modern day, I still prefer more “vanilla” (as in family-friendly). We get enough of the alternative in present programming. Don't disparage Landon's legacy.