Netflix released a first-look video that takes viewers behind the scenes of their upcoming series Kaleidoscope. The series, which earlier went by the name Jigsaw, is a heist drama anthology series from Eric Garcia and Ridley Scott, and it stars Giancarlo Esposito, Rufus Sewell, Paz Vega, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor, Jordan Mendoza, Soojeong Son, and Hemky Madera.
“The story is loosely inspired by the real-life story where seventy billion dollars in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. It consists of eight episodes spanning from 24 years before the heist to 6 months after. It follows 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.”
The unconventionality of the anthology series is that it “takes a non-linear approach to storytelling, with viewers each having a different immersive experience. Some may start with certain episodes (like episodes ‘Yellow’ or ‘Green’), then move deeper into their own personal viewing order with varying episodes (‘Blue’ or ‘Violet’ or ‘Orange,’ followed by ‘Red’ or ‘Pink’) until the epic ‘White: The Heist’ story finale.”
All viewers will see all episodes, but the order in which they watch the episodes will impact their viewpoint on the story, the characters, and the questions and answers at the core of the heist.
Check out the featurette below. Kaleidoscope will premiere on January 1, 2023, on Netflix.