Idris Elba wants you to buckle up.
Apple TV+ today unveiled the trailer for “Hijack,” the upcoming thriller starring and executive produced by Idris Elba (“Luther”).
Created by George Kay (“Lupin,” “Criminal”) and Jim Field Smith (“Criminal,” “Truth Seekers”), who also wrote and directed the series respectively, the seven-part series also stars Archie Panjabi (” The Good Wife”, “Snowpiercer”, “Blindspot”).
Narrated in real time, “Hijack” is a thriller that follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it heads to London on a seven-hour flight, while authorities on the ground struggle for answers. Elba will play ‘Sam Nelson’, an accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to step up and use all of his cunning to try and save the lives of passengers, but his high-stakes strategy could be his downfall.
Panjabi will play the role of ‘Zahra Gahfoor’, a counter-terrorism 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.
“Hijack” begins on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 with the first two episodes, followed by a new episode every Wednesday through August 2.
“Hijack” is produced by 60Forty Films, the production company created by Emmy Award-winning executive producers Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta (“Slow Horses,” “The Essex Serpent”) under their exclusive content deal with Apple TV+, along with Kay and Field-Smith’s own production company, Idiotlamp Productions, and also marks the first series to debut from Elba’s first deal with Apple TV+ and his Green Door Pictures.
In addition to writing and directing, Kay and Field Smith serve as executive producers alongside Elba, Laurenson, Kousetta and Kris Thykier.
Watch the trailer above.
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