Idris Elba, widely known for his role in “Luther,” is gearing up to captivate audiences in the thrilling series “Hijack,” coming soon to Apple TV+. The streaming platform recently released the trailer for the highly anticipated show.
Created by George Kay, the mastermind behind “Lupin” and “Criminal,” and Jim Field Smith, who has worked on projects like “Criminal” and “Truth Seekers,” the seven-part series promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Kay and Field Smith also serve as the writers and lead directors of the series.
“Hijack” takes place in real time and follows the tense journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London during a seven-hour flight. Meanwhile, on the ground, authorities scramble to uncover answers and find a way to resolve the crisis.
In the series, Elba portrays the character of Sam Nelson, a highly skilled negotiator with a background in the business world. As the passengers’ lives hang in the balance, Sam must use all his cunning and expertise to save them. However, his high-risk strategies could potentially lead to disastrous consequences.
Joining Elba in the cast is Archie Panjabi, known for her roles in “The Good Wife,” “Snowpiercer,” and “Blindspot.” Panjabi plays the role of Zahra Gahfoor, a dedicated counter-terrorism officer who finds herself on the ground when the hijacking occurs. She becomes an integral part of the investigation, working to uncover critical information and assist in resolving the crisis.
The series also boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Christine Adams, Max Beesley, Eve Myles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Michell, Aimee Kelly, Mohamed Elsandel, and Ben Miles. Their performances are expected to add depth and intensity to the gripping storyline.
Fans eagerly anticipate the release of “Hijack,” which is scheduled to debut on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. The first two episodes will be available, followed by the release of a new episode every Wednesday until August 2.
The production of “Hijack” is a collaboration between 60Forty Films, the production company founded by Emmy Award-winning Executive Producers Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta, and Idiotlamp Productions, owned by George Kay and Jim Field Smith. Additionally, the series marks the first project to emerge from Idris Elba’s first-look deal with Apple TV+ and his production company, Green Door Pictures.
In addition to their creative roles, Kay and Field Smith also serve as executive producers alongside Elba, Laurenson, Kousetta, and Kris Thykier. The combined expertise and vision of these industry professionals promise a high-quality and immersive viewing experience for audiences worldwide.
With its pulse-pounding storyline, talented cast, and the creative prowess behind it, “Hijack” is poised to be a must-watch series that will leave viewers craving more after each episode. As the countdown to the premiere begins, fans eagerly await the opportunity to embark on this thrilling journey alongside Idris Elba and the rest of the cast in “Hijack.”