Hijack Soon to Land on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today unveiled the trailer for Hijack, the high octane real-time thriller starring Idris Elba that will stream weekly after a double-episode premiere on June 28.

It was created by George Kay (Lupin) and Jim Field Smith (Criminal), who also wrote and lead directed the seven-part series respectively.

Told in real time, Hijack 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 plays an accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers — but his high-risk strategy could be his undoing.

Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) co-stars as a counter-terrorism officer who is on the ground when the plane is hijacked and becomes part of the investigation.

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

Hijack was produced by 60Forty Films, the production company set up by Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta (Slow Horses, The Essex Serpent) under an exclusive content deal with Apple TV+, alongside Kay and FIeld-Smith’s own production company Idiotlamp Productions.

It also marks the first series to debut from Elba’s first-look deal with Apple TV+ and his Green Door Pictures.

In addition to writing and directing, Kay and Field Smith each serve as executive producers alongside Elba, Laurenson, Kousetta and Kris Thykier.

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2 Responses to “Hijack Soon to Land on Apple TV+”

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    May 27, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Hey, do you have any ratings for Paddy Gower Has Issues? Thanks, Jack.

  2. Sure do, Jack, will post something this weekend …

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