Apple today announced the selection of a seven-part thriller that will star Idris Elba. The Apple TV+ show, called “Hijack,” will be the story of a hijacked plane making its way to London.


Elba is set as Sam Nelson, an accomplished business negotiator who needs to step up and use his skills to try to save the lives of passengers on board, but it’s a risky move that could be his cause.

Elba previously signed a first-sight deal with ‌Apple TV+, and this is the first series to come from. In addition to the title role in the film, Elba will serve as executive producer under his Green Door Pictures label.

In other Apple TV+ news, Apple today shared the trailer for its four-part true crime documentary “The Big Conn,” which is set to premiere Friday, May 6.

The Big Conn tells the story of attorney Eric C. Conn, who defrauded the government and taxpayers of more than half a billion dollars in the largest Social Security fraud case in US history.

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