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'Hijack': Idris Elba thriller renewed for Season 2

"Hijack," a thriller series starring Idris Elba, will return for a second season on Apple TV+. Photo courtesy of Apple TV+
"Hijack," a thriller series starring Idris Elba, will return for a second season on Apple TV+. Photo courtesy of Apple TV+

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Hijack will return for a second season.

Apple TV+ announced in a press release Wednesday that it renewed the thriller series for Season 2.

Hijack is created by Criminal co-creators George Kay and Jim Field Smith, with Idris Elba as star and executive producer.

Season 1 followed Sam Nelson (Elba), a business negotiator who must use his skills when his flight from Dubai to London is hijacked.

Hijack premiered in June 2023 and has become one of the top dramas on Apple TV+.

Idris Elba (R) and Sabrina Elba attend the Academy Awards in 2023. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Idris Elba (R) and Sabrina Elba attend the Academy Awards in 2023. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

"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," Jay Hunt, creative director of Apple TV+ Europe, 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!" Elba added.

Idris Elba (R) and Sabrina Elba attend the New York premiere of "Luther: The Fallen Sun" in 2023. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Idris Elba (R) and Sabrina Elba attend the New York premiere of "Luther: The Fallen Sun" in 2023. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Season 2 will be directed by Field Smith, with Kay, Field Smith, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Tom Nash as executive producers.