‘Kaleidoscope’ Trailer: Netflix Heist Series Allows Viewers to Pick Their Own Episode Order


Netflix has released the official trailer for Kaleidoscope, the first chapter of an upcoming anthology series that will allow users to have different experiences by viewing episodes in any order they wish.

The plot is loosely inspired by the real-life story where seventy billion dollars in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. Starring Giancarlo Esposito, Rufus Sewell, Paz Vega, Tati Gabrielle, and Jai Courtney, among others, the series follows a crew of masterful thieves as they 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?

As explained by Netflix, the eight-episode series “takes a non-linear approach to storytelling, building intrigue and suspense uniquely, with Netflix members each having a different immersive viewing experience. Some members 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 eventually see all episodes, but the order in which they watch the episodes will affect their viewpoint on the story, the characters, and the questions and answers at the heart of the heist.”

The series was created by Eric Garcia, whose screenwriting credits include Repo Men (2020) and Strange But True (2019). Filmmaker Ridley Scott, who directed a Nicolas Cage-starring adaptation of Garcia’s 2002 novel Matchstick Men, is among the executive producers.

Kaleidoscope will be hitting Netflix on January 1st.