Apple TV+ Announces New Original Series “Hijack” Starring Idris Elba

Apple TV+ has just announced a new seven-part original series “Hijack” starring SAG-winning and Emmy Award-nominated Idris Elba, who will also serve as executive producer.


Told in real time, Hijack is a tense thriller that follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven-hour flight, as authorities on the ground scramble for answers.

Elba will star as Sam Nelson, an accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers, but his high-risk strategy could be his undoing. The series is written by George Kay, and will be directed by Jim Field Smith.

The show also marks the first project that will hail from Elba’s first-look deal with Apple TV+ and his Green Door Pictures.

Hijack will release exclusively on Apple TV+ at an unannounced date.