Mark Wahlberg is bringing late actor Michael Landon's beloved Tv drama Highway To Heaven back to the small screen as the executive producer of a re-imagined version of the show.

Landon, who died in 1991, played an angel helping troubled souls on earth in the series, which ran for five seasons in the 1980s.

America's A&E network will be the home for Wahlberg's remake, which has the blessing of Landon's estate executors.

The Fighter star has a longstanding record of success as a Tv producer - his shows Entourage, Boardwalk Empire and In Treatment have all been hits. He is currently working on a reality Tv show about his family's restaurant chain Wahlburgers.