Thursday, April 21, 2022

AppleTV+ Orders 7 Episodes of Limited Series 'Hijack' Starring Idris Elba

AppleTV+ has today given a series order to the original limited series Hijack starring Idris Elba (Luther, Thor). The season will produce 7 episodes.

Told in real time, the tense thriller will follow the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven hour flight, and 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.

George Kay created the drama, with Jim Field Smith set to direct. They will executive produce with Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier. Green Door Pictures, 60Forty Films and Idiotlamp Productions will produce.