It’s common knowledge that in order for the viewers to understand the plot of a series is to watch it from episode one down to the last. In that way, everyone who watches the story will have the same experience. However, an upcoming Netflix series titled Kaleidoscope is in a position to change this streaming landscape, as it offers a different viewing experience where you can watch the episodes in any order.
Kaleidoscope is loosely based on a real-life story where seventy billion dollars in bonds got flooded in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. The series will span 25 years and will follow a group of expert thieves as they attempt to pull off a heist in an impenetrable vault surrounded by security.
While speaking to Tudum executive producer Russell Fine, who said that the situation during the hurricane is a perfect coverup for a heist, he also commended, “When you watch Kaleidoscope, all the information is there to be able to connect the dots and know the story.”
Series creator Eric Garcia also emphasized how the viewing order will set the tone for how the characters are perceived by the audience, noting, “Being able to move around and watch different orders gives you a different viewpoint on the characters. There are questions that are going to be asked in one episode that are answered in another episode. ”
The experimental crime anthology consists of eight episodes, and each episode is named after a different color and is set to offer something different to the story depending on which episode the viewers choose to watch first. Episode guide below:
“Yellow: 6 Weeks Before the Heist”
“Green: 7 Years Before the Heist”
“Blue: 5 Days Before the Heist”
“Violet: 24 Years Before the Heist”
“Orange: 3 Weeks Before the Heist”
“Red: The Morning After the Heist”
“Pink: 6 Months After”
“White: The Heist” (finale)
Created by Eric Garcia, the non-linear series features Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito, 7 vidas' Paz Vega, A Knight’s Tale's Rufus Sewell, The 100's Tati Gabrielle, The Americans' Peter Mark Kendall, Ramy's Rosaline Elbay, Jack Reacher's Jai Courtney, Here and Now's Niousha Noor, among others.
Kaleidoscope will start streaming on Netflix on January 1st, 2023. Watch trailer below:
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