Hijack is a seven-part thriller miniseries created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith, starring Idris Elba. It premiered on 28 June 2023 on Apple TV+.
Sam, a talented business negotiator, must use his skills to broker a peaceful end to a hijacking of a seven-hour flight from Dubai to London.
Storyline: Corporate business negotiator Sam Nelson boards Kingdom Airlines flight KA29 from Dubai to London to return to his estranged wife. At the airport, he convinces gate staff to allow fellow passenger Alec on after he narrowly misses the gate closing.
After takeoff, teenage passenger Naomi finds a bullet in the bathroom and tells Marcus, a friendly fellow passenger. Marcus, secretly part of a hijacking crew, informs leader Stuart and his colleagues to expedite the takeover.
Using Glock 19 pistols hidden in toiletry bags, several hijackers take control of the plane, speaking both English and Arabic. Airport screener Neela, who allowed the guns on board, returns home when her husband and child are threatened.
The hijackers access the cockpit by threatening Collette, a flight attendant who Captain Robin Allen is having an affair with. Before the Wi-Fi is turned off, Sam is able to text his wife about the incident, and she passes it to her boyfriend, DI Daniel O’Farrell, who works for the Metropolitan Police.
It was announced in April 2022 that Apple TV+ had greenlit the miniseries, which would see Idris Elba starring and serving as an executive producer. George Kay would write the script, and Jim Field Smith would direct.
In May, Archie Panjabi joined the cast.Production began on 9 May 2022 in Aylesbury and wrapped up on 18 November 2022.The series consists of seven episodes.
Official Trailer Hijack Season 1
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