Hijack - Miniseries


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Hijack Season 1 is an intense thriller set onboard an aircraft seized by terrorists

Sam Nelson is an accomplished business negotiator traveling on a seven-hour flight from London to Dubai. When the plane is hijacked, Sam must use his skill as a negotiator to free the hostages. The stakes are high in the tense mid-flight stand-off between the hijackers and the gifted negotiator who holds the fate of all the passengers in his hands.

7 Episodes

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What to know

Idris Elba leads this seven-part thriller from Lupin creator George Kay

Hijack Season 1 is a thriller miniseries written by George Kay. Kay is known for his writing on the shows Killing Eve, Litvinenko, and The Tunnel. He is also known as the creator of the crime show Lupin. Frequent collaborator, Jim Field Smith directs Hijack Season 1.

Hijack Season 1 is led by Idris Elba, a British actor made famous by his appearances in The Wire and Luther. He is joined by a supporting cast that includes Archie Panjabi, Christine Adams, Max Beesley, and Eve Myles among others.

Hijack Season 1 was released on Apple TV+ on June 28th, 2023. You can keep up with the latest streaming news about Hijack Season 1 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
    • The miniseries is first announced with George Kay confirmed as the creator. Idris Elba is attached as the lead. (Source: Collider)
  • May 5, 2023
    • The first images from the show are released showing Idris Elba in character as Sam Nelson. (Source: Collider)
  • May 26, 2023
    • The first trailer for the miniseries is released. It depicts Idris Elba playing a business negotiator onboard an aircraft that is being hijacked. (Source: YouTube)
  • June 28, 2023
    • Hijack Season 1 was released on Apple TV+. (Source: Apple TV+)


JustWatch Rating 87%
IMDB 7.4 (51k)


Drama, Mystery & Thriller




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