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Hijack New Idris Elba Thriller for Apple TV+

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Apple TV+ has announced the acquisition of “Hijack,” a new seven-part thriller starring SAG Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Idris Elba (“Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” “Luther“), who will also serve as executive producer. This is the first project to come from Elba’s first-look deal with Apple TV+ and his Green Door Pictures.

“Hijack” is a tense thriller told in real time that follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven-hour flight while authorities on the ground scramble for answers. Elba will play ‘Sam Nelson,’ a skilled business negotiator who must step up and use all of his wits to save the passengers’ lives – but his high-risk strategy may be his undoing.

The series will be written by George Kay (“Lupin,” “Criminal”) and directed by Jim Field Smith (“Criminal,” “The Wrong Mans”), who will also serve as executive producers alongside Idris Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, and Kris Thykier. “Hijack” will be produced by Green Door, 60Forty Films, and Idiotlamp Productions.

The series will debut alongside an expanding offering of thrillers from the world’s most creative storytellers on Apple TV+, including the recently renewed and critically acclaimed “Severance,” from director and executive producer Ben Stiller; “Shining Girls,” a new metaphysical thriller based on the 2013 bestselling novel; and “Disclaimer,” a new psychological thriller series from multi-Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning director, writer, producer

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