HIJACK: IDRIS ELBA TO STAR IN NEW APPLE TV THRILLER

Apple TV+ announced it has landed Hijack, a new seven-part thriller starring 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, who will both also serve as executive producers alongside Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier.