Idris Elba Teases ‘Hijack’ Season 2 Will Bring More ‘High-Octane’ Drama

Hijack Movie (Credit: Apple TV+)

Apple TV+ thriller Hijack has been renewed for a second season of nail-biting drama.

The streaming platform announced the renewal on Wednesday, Jan. 31, saying Idris Elba will return as series star and co-executive producer.

Following its premiere in June 2023, Hijack became one of the top dramas on Apple TV+ and landed on the Nielsen Streaming Originals Top 10 list.

“I was floored by the overwhelming audience response after season one. It’s top secret what new situation unfolds for Sam Nelson but I can assure you we will bring the high octane back!” Elba said in a press release Wednesday.

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On the first season, business negotiator Sam Nelson (Elba) had to step up and use his wits to save the 200 people onboard a hijacked jetliner. The drama was told in real time, and followed the plane over seven episodes as it made its way to London during a seven-hour flight.

The cast also included Archie Panjabi, Christine Adams, Max Beesley, Eve Myles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Michell, Aimee Kelly, Mohamed Elsandel, and Ben Miles.

Hijack was created by George Kay (Lupin, Criminal) and Jim Field Smith (Criminal, Litvinenko).

The second season will be executive produced by Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Tom Nash at 60Forty Films, alongside executive producers Kay and Field Smith’s own production company Idiotlamp Productions. Field Smith also serves as lead director for the series.

A premiere date for season 2 will be announced later. The complete first season of Hijack is now streaming globally on Apple TV+.