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Idris Elba’s ‘Hijack’ Adds to Season 2 Cast

Idris Elba’s ‘Hijack’ Adds to Season 2 Cast

Toby Jones, Lisa Vicari and Christiane Paul are set to join season two of Apple TV+‘s Hijack, produced by and starring Idris Elbra.

Since its debut, Hijack has become one of Apple TV+’s top dramas. Details on the story for season two are being kept under wraps, but Elba will reprise his role as Sam Nelson — a corporate negotiator who in the first season used his skills to bring about a resolution to the hijacking of a flight on which he was a passenger.

Hijack, which concluded its seven-episode first season in August, drew solid viewership for Apple TV+, becoming the second series on the platform (after Ted Lasso) to earn a spot on Nielsen’s weekly top 10 streaming chart. Reviews were generally favorable as well, with The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV critic Angie Han noting that co-creators George Kay and Jim Field Smith “keep the tension at a delicious thrum.”

Jones has recently starred in ITV’s hit series Mr Bates vs the Post Office, as well as The Detectorists. Vicari boasts Django and Dark on her resume, while Paul featured in Counterpart and FBI: International.

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Kay and Field Smith (who’s also the lead director on the series) will executive produce season two via their Idiotlamp Productions. Elba also exec produces along with 60Forty’s Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Tom Nash.

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