Idris Elba to star in new Apple TV+ drama, Hijack

The new seven-part thriller is written by George Kay, directed by Jim Field Smith and will be told in real-time.


Told in real-time, the new thriller 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.


Idris Elba will serve as Executive Producer alongside writer George Kay, director Jim Field Smith and Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier. Hijack will be the project as part of Apple TV+'s first-look deal with Apple TV+.


Hijack will air on Apple TV+