Apple TV+ today announced “Hijack,” a new seven-part thriller created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith, starring SAG winning and Emmy Award nominated Idris Elba (“Luther”).
Told in real time, “Hijack” follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over 7 hours, and authorities on the ground scramble for answers. Elba stars 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 (“Lupin,” “Criminal”) and will be directed by Jim Field Smith (“Criminal,” “The Wrong Mans”), 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.
About Apple TV+
Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with 240 wins and 963 awards nominations.
About Idiotlamp Productions
Idiotlamp was founded by writer George Kay and director Jim Field Smith, friends and collaborators since their early teens. The creative duo formed the company to focus on their own original drama and comedy projects – such as STAG, the BBC mini-series. The company went on to produce CRIMINAL, the original drama series for Netflix, nominated for an International Emmy, and now has an expanding slate of high-end TV projects.