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Apple TV+ has given us a first look at “Hijack,” a seven-part thriller series that will premiere on June 28, and it looks like it’s going to be a heart-stopping ride. The series follows the story of a hijacked airplane on a seven-hour flight to London while authorities on the ground scramble to find solutions. What’s more, it all takes place in real-time, making for an intense viewing experience.
Idris Elba, who has a first-look deal with Apple TV+, stars in the series as Sam Nelson, a skilled negotiator in the business world who must use all his expertise to rescue the passengers’ lives. However, his strategy may have serious consequences. Alongside him, Emmy Award and NAACP Image Award winner Archie Panjabi plays the role of Zahra Gahfoor, a counterterrorism officer involved in the investigation from the ground after the hijacking.
Elba’s production company, Green Door Pictures, is also involved in the production of “Hijack.” It’s an exciting development that marks the first series to debut from his first-look deal with Apple TV+. The series also stars Christine Adams, Max Beesley, Eve Myles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Michell, Aimee Kelly, Mohamed Elsandel, and Ben Miles.
The series is produced by 60Forty Films, the production company behind Emmy Award-winning executive producers Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta (“Slow Horses,” “The Essex Serpent”) under its exclusive content deal with Apple TV+. Idiotlamp Productions is also involved in the production of the series.
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With all these talented individuals involved, “Hijack” promises to be a thrilling ride that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The real-time format and the high-stakes storyline are sure to make for an unforgettable viewing experience. We can’t wait to see what Elba and the rest of the team have in store for us.