Apple TV+ is set to partner with Idris Elba on a seven-part thriller series titled ‘Hijack’. This marks the first project that will hail from Elba’s first-look deal with Apple TV+ and his Green Door Pictures.
The Emmy nominated actor is set to star as well as serve as executive producer for the series. The deal between his production company and the streaming platform was signed back in 2020.
The synopsis of ‘Hijack’ states: “It follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven-hour flight, as authorities on the ground scramble for answers. Elba will star as Sam Nelson, an accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers — but his high-risk strategy could be his undoing.”
The series is written by George Kay and will be directed by Jim Field Smith, who will both also serve as executive producers alongside Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier.
‘Hijack’ will be produced by 60Forty Films and Idiotlamp Productions in association with Green Door.