Apple TV+ has announced the renewal of Hijack for Season 2, with Idris Elba reprising his role for another round of international intrigue. Following the show’s explosive growth to the Top 10 streaming list, the series’ renewal seems unsurprising and fans are eager to see what edge-of-your-seat drama awaits. Created by writer George Kay and director Jim Field, the action-thriller TV series unfolds in real-time, revolving around the “journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven-hour flight and as authorities on the ground scramble for answers.”
Idris Elba plays Sam Nelson, a seasoned business negotiator who “needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers — but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing.” Beyond the renewal confirmation, no plot details or release date were shared for Hijack Season 2, but Idris Elba promises to bring “the high octane back.”
Talking about the renewal news, in an official announcement press release, the actor said, “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!” Season 1 of ‘Hijack‘ wrapped up pretty definitively, with one of the passengers managing to land the plane despite the engines dying. Idris Elba’s Sam Nelson successfully brought the hijackers’ leader, Stuart Atterton (played by Neil Maskell), to justice, securing his arrest by the police.
So, it’ll be interesting to see what new challenges (or should we say which new hijackers) Sam faces in Season 2. In addition to reprising his role as the mastermind negotiator, Elba will also serve as an executive producer for the show, working alongside the creators George Kay and Jim Field Smith through their production company, Idiotlamp Productions.
Field Smith will be the lead director, while 60Forty Films’ Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, and Tom Nash are set to executive produce as well. In a press release for ‘Hijack‘ Season 2, Jay Hunt, Apple TV+’s creative director for Europe, said, “Global audiences were on tenterhooks watching Idris’ riveting performance in ‘Hijack,’ and we’re thrilled to be working again with 60Forty and Idiotlamp on an equally compelling Season 2.”
Check out the season 1 trailer below.
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