Archie Panjabi will join Idris Elba on Apple TV+ show 'Hijack'

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What you need to know

  • Archie Panjabi has reportedly signed on for Apple TV+ show Hijack.
  • The show will star Idris Elba who will also act as executive producer.

Apple TV+ has reportedly added Emmy winner Archie Panjabi to the cast of the upcoming thriller Hichack. The show will also star Idris Elba.

The new show, which doesn't yet have a release window for Apple TV+, will tell the real-time story of a flight that is hijacked on its way to London. Authorities on the ground will need to figure out what is happening onboard before the seven-hour flight comes to an end.

Elba will play the lead character Sam Nelson, an "accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers — but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing." Deadline reports that Panjabi will play Zahra Gahfoor, "a counter terrorism officer who is on the ground when the plane is hijacked and becomes part of the investigation."

Panjabi previously won a supporting actress Emmy for her role in The Good Wife and was unsuccessful in two other nominations. As for the show itself, it's written by George Kay while Jim Field Smith will be in charge of directing the project.

While timings for the release of the new show aren't public, we do know that an Apple TV+ subscription will be required in order to watch it. Those with an Apple One subscription will also be good to go, too.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.