Apple TV+‘s new seven-episode thriller, Hijack, proves Elba was born to play the calm man in crisis… Written by George Kay, directed by Jim Field Smith [shot by Ed Moore BSC and edited by Robert Frost] and starring international treasure Idris Elba, Hijack is the latest addition to Apple TV’s stacked roster of under-the-radar series’ made with real passion and craft.

The terrifically tense series, premiering its first two episodes on June 28, follows a hijacked plane on a seven-hour flight from Dubai to London. Onboard Flight KA29 is Elba’s Sam Nelson, a father and expert business negotiator who uses his extraordinary gift of gab and keen powers of perception to try to diffuse the situation and save all 200 passengers. Meanwhile, on the ground officials race to put the pieces together and avoid international tragedy with help from several unlikely sources.