Gripping “Leave the World Behind”: Sam Esmail’s Netflix Sci-Fi Drama

The psychological thriller follows a family vacation on Long Island, interrupted by two strangers bearing news of a blackout. As the threat grows, both families must decide how best to survive the potential crisis, all while grappling with their own place in this collapsing world.

Based on the novel by Rumaan Alam, the film stars Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, Myha’la Herrold, Charlie Evans, Kevin Bacon.

The psychological thriller is directed and produced by Sam Esmail. It recently had its world premiere at the AFI Fest.

“Leave The World Behind” is set for release in select theaters on November 22, 2023, and then on Netflix on December 8.