Friday, May 5, 2023

AppleTV+ Announces Premiere Date for Limited Series 'Hijack' Starring Idris Elba and Archie Panjabi

AppleTV+ has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original limited series Hijack starring Idris Elba and Archie Panjabi.

The 7-episode season will launch on Wednesday, June 28 with its first two episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Wednesday.

Told in real time, the tense thriller follows 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 stars 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.

Panjabi stars as Zahra Gahfoor, a counterterrorism officer who is on the ground when the plane is hijacked and becomes part of the investigation.

The series also stars Christine Adams, Max Beesley, Eve Myles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Michell, Aimee Kelly, Mohamed Elsandel and Ben Miles.

George Kay created the series. He executive produces with Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Kris Thykier and director Jim Field Smith. 60Forty Films, Idiotlamp Productions and Green Door Pictures produce.