I feel like Hollywood has really missed the boat on Idris Elba the action star. Sure, Hobbs & Shaw was a lot of fun, and so was Beast, but he really should’ve had a franchise of flicks and the time has likely passed. However, Apple is attempting to make up for it with Hijack, a new thriller series that puts Elba squarely in the role of hero.
The Apple TV+ series stars Elba as Sam Nelson, a skilled business negotiator who must put his talents to the test and find a peaceful solution when his flight from Dubai to London is hijacked. To find a way to keep the passengers safe, Nelson works with a counter-terrorism played by the always-great Archie Panjabi.
Others in the cast include Max Beesley, Neil Maskell, Christine Adams, and Eve Myles. The series was created by Jim Field Smith and George Kay, the duo behind Netflix’s Criminal, and appears to unfold in real-time similar to 24.
Hijack hits Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on June 28th, with new episodes debuting on Wednesdays.