Idris Elba is on the case in the thriller series from Apple TV+ titled Hijack. Elba plays Sam Nelson, “an experienced negotiator in the business world” who boards a flight that is unfortunately taken over by an armed team according to The Hollywood Reporter. And from what we can tell from the official trailer, he’s going to do everything he can to save the people on this plane. Even if that means getting the people on said plane to fight for their own lives.
What makes Hijack stand out in the trailer is that the counterterrorism unit on the ground discovers that 5 of the passengers on the flight don’t exist. That means they’re in on the hijack and could endanger everything that Nelson has worked on to save these people. So that leaves him on edge, doing an investigation while doing what he knows best in the George Kay (Lupin) created project.
Jim Field Smith (Criminal) joins as the creator. Kay and Field Smith also wrote Hijack and act alongside executive producers alongside Elba. The impeccable Christine Adams, from Black Lightning and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., stars as Elba’s TV wife. Max Beesley, Eve Myles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Michell, Aimee Kelly, Mohamed Elsandel, and Ben Miles join the cast. And this project is what is expected to be the first of most in a first-look deal between Elba and Apple TV+.
Watch the trailer for Hijack below:
Hijack premieres on June 28, 2023 on Apple TV+.