Hijack Season 2 Ordered by Apple, Idris Elba Issues Statement

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Written By Sedoso Feb

Idris Elba’s Sam Nelson will put his negotiating skills to the test once more as Apple TV+ announced that Hijack has been renewed for Season 2. Debuting in the summer of 2023, Hijack quickly became a hit with critics and fans as the Apple TV+ series landed on the Nielsen Streaming Originals Top 10 list.

Season 1 followed Sam on a seven-hour plane from Dubai to London. Early in the flight, terrorists hijack the plane. Sam, a master negotiator, stepped in to diffuse the situation and keep every passenger alive. Season 1’s cast included Neil Maskell, Christine Adams, Eve Myles, Archie Panjabi, Max Beesley, Ben Miles, and Kate Phillips. 

“I was floored by the overwhelming audience response after Season 1,” Elba said in a press release. “It’s top secret what new situation unfolds for Sam Nelson, but I can assure you we will bring the high octane back!”

Who is Involved in Hijack?

George Kay (Lupin, Criminal) and Jim Field Smith (Criminal, Litvinenko) created and executive produced Hijack. Field Smith also acted as the lead director for the series. Both creatives will return for Season 2.

Hijack Season 2 will be executive produced by Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, and Tom Nash at 60Forty Films. Elba also returns as an executive producer for the second season.

“Global audiences were on tenterhooks watching Idris’s riveting performance in Hijack, and we’re thrilled to be working again with 60Forty and Idiotlamp on an equally compelling season two,” said Jay Hunt, Apple TV+’s creative director for Europe.

Hijack Season 1 is available to stream on Apple TV+.


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