Hijack: Idris Elba to star in Apple TV+ thriller
James R | On 21, Apr 2022
Idris Elba is heading to Apple TV+ to star in new thriller Hijack.
The seven-part series follows the journey of a hijacked plane in real-time. As the plan makes its way to London over a seven hour flight, 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 (Lupin, Criminal) and will be directed by Jim Field Smith (Criminal, The Wrong Mans), who will both also serve as executive producers alongside Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier. Hijack will be produced by 60Forty Films and Idiotlamp Productions in association with Green Door.
Elba will also serve as executive producer, with the project marking the first under the first-look deal between Apple TV+ and the actor’s Green Door Pictures.