Apple TV+ revealed that the thriller Hijack starring Idris Elba is getting a season two. The first was hugely popular but the premise of the show — a guy stumbles into a hijacking — made coming up with a non-stupid followup a struggle. It seems they found a way.
“It’s top secret what new situation unfolds for Sam Nelson but I can assure you we will bring the high octane back!” Elba promised Wednesday.
Hijack season 2 is on, baby!
Hijack season one had Sam Nelson (Elba) as a skilled business negotiator trapped on a hijacked plane. Although not in law enforcement, he stepped up and saved the lives of the passengers.
The series immediately became a huge hit — it shot to near the top of the ratings charts and stayed there its entire run. Then there was demand for more.
When asked about the possibility of Hijack season two, Elba said:
“We’ve thought about it, obviously. And that is really challenging. It is something that you’re like, ‘Wow, how would you do that and it not be completely ridiculous?’”
The writers had to come up with a semi-realistic way for Sam Nelson, who’s not a cop, to once again find himself in a hostage situation. No one wants a repeat of Speed 2, which followed a tense bus hijacking with a ludicrous boat hijacking.
Obviously, Elba and his team found a plot they’re happy with, because Apple has now committed itself to Hijack season two.
You thought he was finished?
Idris Elba is returning for Hijack season two. pic.twitter.com/J0C2DvgqhC
— Apple TV (@AppleTV) January 31, 2024
No details were given so we have no idea when new episodes of the series will return to Apple TV+. The show apparently isn’t even back in production yet.
But Idris Elba is definitely returning. That’s important — his talent and star power played a critical part in making season one such a success. He’s also an executive producer on the show, which was originally created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith.
Watch season 1 now
The entire first season of Hijack is available now on Apple’s streaming service. Access comes with a $9.99-per-month subscription. As it takes place in real time — an hour of the show covers an hour of events in the series — it’s ripe for bingewatching.
Watch on: Apple TV+
Stay tuned for more on Hijack season two as information becomes available.