The stars have aligned: Beverly Hills, 90210’s Jason Priestley and Luke Perry will re-team for the Hallmark Movie Channel Original Goodnight For Justice, which they’ll start shooting next week in Vancouver for a 2011 premiere. Priestley will direct the TV Western, which Perry – who will serve as executive producer – developed as a starring vehicle for himself. He’ll play John Goodnight, a circuit judge who hopes to come face-to-face with the outlaw he watched kill his parents and the influential public official husband of the woman who then raised him. ”Goodnight travels the West seeking protection for the innocent, until one fateful day, when his journey takes him to a place that is all too familiar,” the plot synopsis concludes. Even if I wasn’t going through Justified withdrawal, I’d like the sound of a shootout on TV. Especially when it will involve a man called John Goodnight (great name) and a villain with a limp. (That’s something Goodnight remembers about the killer. Do we think Priestley will pan up or pan down for the big reveal?)
P.S. I hope Goodnight has a beard.