“Highway to Heaven”
FilmRise has announced the acquisition of the worldwide digital distribution rights to classic television series, “Highway to Heaven,” starring the esteemed, celebrated actor Michael Landon (“Bonanza,” “Little House on the Prairie”) and Victor French (“An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Rio Lobo”). The series follows a probationary angel sent back to Earth who teams up with an ex-cop to help people.
Danny Fisher, CEO, FilmRise stated, ‘We’re thrilled to add the beloved series 'Highway to Heaven' to FilmRise’s constantly growing library of treasured, classic television series. Now, millions of original fans will be able to re-watch the series and a whole new group of viewers will have the opportunity to discover it – including in multiple dubbed versions throughout the world. Additionally, we will now be able release newly restored, HD versions, which we are excited to introduce to streaming.”
Wayne Lepoff, President and CEO of Genesis International TV & Film added, “Genesis is excited that FilmRise, a company with a proven track record of success with digital properties, has partnered with us on 'Highway to Heaven'. Since Genesis first introduced 'Highway to Heaven' into US television syndication, our admiration for Michael Landon and his legacy, as well as his family and business team, has been unparalleled.”
“Highway to Heaven” is an American fantasy drama series that aired for five seasons on NBC from 1984 – 1989, with a total of 111 episodes and received numerous Emmy nominations during its years long run. “Highway to Heaven” was Michael Landon’s final TV show and a Nielsen Top-20 series during its first season.
Now, millions of original fans will be able to re-watch the series and a whole new group of viewers will have the opportunity to discover it – including in multiple dubbed versions throughout the world” Danny Fisher CEO at FilmRise