Apple TV+ Orders Thriller with Idris Elba


Hijack, a seven-part thriller starring and executive produced by Idris Elba, has been given a straight-to-series order by Apple TV+.

Told in real time, Hijack will follow the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven-hour flight. The series is the first project hailing from Elba’s first-look deal with Apple TV+.

Elba will star as Sam Nelson, an accomplished negotiator who must use all his skills to try and save the lives of the passengers.

The series is written by George Kay (Lupin, Criminal) and will be directed by Jim Field Smith (Criminal, The Wrong Mans). Kay, Field Smith, Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier serve as executive producers.

Hijack is being produced by 60Forty Films and Idiotlamp Productions in association with Elba’s Green Door Pictures.