HIJACK: APPLE 'IN DISCUSSIONS' FOR SECOND SERIES OF IDRIS ELBA THRILLER
Apple TV+ are reportedly in discussions about recommissioning Hijack for a second series, starring Idris Elba, The Sun reports.
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.
A source told The Sun: "This is great news for Idris, who isn’t just the leading man of the show, he’s also one of the executive producers. So he has a great deal invested in the drama, which was reflected in just how enthusiastically he promoted it before it launched last month...
"The streaming giant’s bosses are keen on him exploring this new chapter with them, which is why there are now discussions about delivering a second helping of Hijack. After all, it has turned out to be one of their most-watched shows and the reviews have generally been full of praise."
Elba will stars 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.
Archie Panjabi stars as Zahra Gahfoor, a counterterrorism officer who is on the ground when the plane is hijacked and becomes part of the investigation. The series also stars Christine Adams, Max Beesley, Eve Myles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Michell, Aimée Kelly, Mohamed Elsandel and Ben Miles.
The series is written by George Kay and will be directed by Jim Field Smith, who will both also serve as executive producers alongside Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier.
Hijack is available now on Apple TV+.