Netflix's new series "Kaleidoscope" (formerly called "Jigsaw") brings a new viewing experience as its episodes can be watched in any order. The bank robbery series that will be available on Netflix on the first day of 2023 offers a non-linear structure of episodes, which means that anyone can choose the order in which they watch them.
Netflix has released a trailer in which the show's cast and crew talk about "Kaleidoscope" as a puzzle. However, details of how the episodes play out are still being kept under wraps. Since the show won't follow a traditional episode order, it's likely that each part of the story will be self-contained enough to not be confusing in any viewing order.
It is further stated that "Kaleidoscope" will be like a collection of eight films that will be connected by a common story.
From Netflix, here’s the setup:
"Spanning 25 years, Kaleidoscope is an all-new anthology series following a crew of masterful thieves and their attempt to crack a seemingly unbreakable vault for the biggest payday in history.
Guarded by the world’s most powerful corporate security team, and with law enforcement on the case, every episode reveals a piece of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, vengeance, scheming, loyalties and betrayals.
How did the crew of thieves plan it? Who gets away with it? Who can be trusted?" The series was created by Eric Garcia and developed by executive producer Russell Fine. The cast is led by Giancarlo Esposito, along with Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Nioush Noor, Jordan Mendoza, Soojeong Son and Hemky Madera.
Mr Garcia said, "It's loosely based on something that might have happened. After Hurricane Sandy, $70 billion worth of bonds got flooded in the basement of the DTCC, which is a large clearing effort that's owned by a bunch of the big banks.
To my mind, I was like, 'Well, that's a perfect coverup for a heist!'" Further, Mr Garcia added, "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.
"Similarly, there'll be answers in an episode that you're watching that you don't even know are answers to something until you see the question when you watch another episode," he explained.