‘Hijack’ Trailer: Idris Elba Takes Down Terrorist During A Mid-Air Flight In Apple’s New Thriller Series

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.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.