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When a plane is taken hostage mid-air, a professional negotiator must face the hijackers

On a routine seven-hour flight from London to Dubai, the aircraft is seized by hostage-takers ready to make their demands to the ground crew. On board is professional business negotiator, Sam Nelson. Facing his most difficult negotiation yet, Sam holds the lives of the entire aircraft in his hands as he seeks a solution to this most high-stakes drama.

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What to know

Lupin creator George Kay puts Idris Elba in the lead role of this seven-part hostage drama

Hijack is a drama thriller miniseries written and created by George Kay who is known as the creator of French crime drama Lupin. Kay has also written on shows such as Killing Eve and Litvinenko. Jim Field Smith joins the show as director.

Idris Elba plays the lead role of Sam Nelson in Hijack. He adds the thriller to his impressive list of performances including roles in The Wire and Luther. The wider cast of the show includes Christine Adams, Archie Panjabi, Eve Myles, and Max Beesley among others.

Hijack was released on June 28th, 2023 on Apple TV+. You can keep up with the latest streaming news about Hijack here on JustWatch. We’ll let you know what your streaming options are, where you can watch it online legally for free, and when the show is available in 4k.

Production News

  • April 21, 2022
    • George Kay is confirmed to be behind a new miniseries for Apple TV+ with Idris Elba attached as the lead actor. (Source: Collider)
  • May 5, 2023
    • Idris Elba is seen in character as the first images from the show are released. They reveal the drama happening both on board the aircraft and the confusion of the authorities on the ground. (Source: Collider)
  • May 26, 2023
    • A full-length trailer for Hijack is released with Idris Elba’s character Sam Nelson featuring heavily. Confirming what Elba has said about his character in interviews, Nelson is not shown as an action hero but as a fragile man with a great responsibility on his shoulders. (Source: YouTube)
  • June 28, 2023
    • Hijack was released on Apple TV+. (Source: AppleTV+)


JustWatch Rating 87%
IMDB 7.4 (52k)


Drama, Mystery & Thriller



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United Kingdom


Idris Elba
Sam Nelson
Neil Maskell
Stuart Atterton
Eve Myles
Alice Sinclair
Christine Adams
Marsha Nelson-Smith
Max Beesley
DI Daniel O'Farrel
Archie Panjabi
Zahra Gahfoor
Ben Miles
Captain Robin Allen
Hattie Morahan
Neil Stuke
Home Secretary Neil Walsh
Kaisa Hammarlund
First Officer Anna Kovacs
Zora Bishop
Deevia Khan
Jeremy Ang Jones
Kate Phillips
Colette Fisher
Jasper Britton
Jack McMullen
Lewis Atterton
Aimee Kelly
Jamie Constantinou
Mohamed Elsandel