January 31, 2024

Apple TV+ announced today that Hijack has been renewed for a second season. Coming six months after the conclusion of Season 1, the news is somewhat of a surprise, as the thriller was originally billed as a limited series.

"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!," said executive producer and star Idris Elba.

"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, creative director, Europe, Apple TV+.

The first season of Hijack stars Elba as Sam Nelson, an experienced negotiator in the business world who is on a seven-hour flight from Dubai to London. When the plane is hijacked, Sam must use his full skillset to try and save the lives of everyone on board. Assisting him from the ground is Zahra Gahfoor, played by Archie Panjabi, a counter terrorism officer who becomes part of the investigation.