This is how Idris Elba looks in his most violent phase in the trailer for Hijacking (Hijack)

Hijack, the upcoming Apple TV+ thriller, will showcase Idris Elba like never before. The production is from the creators of Lupine and Criminal.

Many wanted him to play James Bond. However, Idris Elba seems to open other paths without problem. The actor, known for his roles in Thor, Hobbs & Shaw and Luther will return to star in a great explosive title. Apple TV + presented this Thursday the trailer of hijackthe new high-fuel thriller starring and executive produced by the SAG Award winner and Emmy Award nominee.

First official images of Hijack with Idris Elba
First official images of Hijack with Idris Elba

It is 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 NAACP Emmy and Image Award winner Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife,” “Snowpiercer,” “Blindspot”). “Airjacking” takes off on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 with the first two episodes, followed by a new episode every Wednesday through August 2. This is the progress:

Narrated in real time, Hijack is a thriller tense that follows the seven-hour flight of a hijacked plane on its way to London, and the struggle of authorities on the ground for answers. Elba will play ‘Sam Nelson,’ an accomplished mediator in the business world who needs to step up and use all his cunning to try to save the lives of passengers; however, his high-risk strategy could be his downfall.

Panjabi will play ‘Zahra Gahfoor,’ an anti-terrorist officer who is on the ground when the plane is hijacked. The character will become part of the investigation. In addition to Idris Elbe and Panjabi, the product stars Christine Adams, Max Beesley, Eve Myles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Michell, Aimee Kelly, Mohamed Elsandel, and Ben Miles. The cast is one of the great hooks of the series.

behind hijack

However, the creative team also attracts attention. Such a work was done with luxury credits. Hijack is produced by 60Forty Films, the company created by Emmy Award-winning executive producers Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta (‘Slow Horses,’ ‘The Essex Serpent’) under an exclusive content deal with Apple TV+, along with Kay and Field-Smith’s own production company , Idiotlamp Productions. It is also the first series to be picked up following Elba’s deal with Apple TV+ and its production company Green Door Pictures.

In addition to writing and directing, Kay and Field Smith serve as executive producers with Elba, Jamie Laurenson, hakan kousetta and Kris Thykier.

For being the creators of lupine and Criminal, respectively, Kay and Field Smith will offer interesting factors. While the former is a mystery expert, the latter is well known for action sequences.

Undoubtedly, the combination with Elba is very attractive for true fans of action. The show is expected to be a success. Thus, it would join great productions of the genre on the platform such as Slow Horses either echo 3. It should be noted that Apple thus seeks to compete with the most traditional catalogs.

About AppleTV+

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