Netflix’s Kaleidoscope Has No Episode Order

Netflix is ​​at it again. After changing the way we watch television and then subverting the nature of storytelling with the black mirror movie bandersnatchthe streamer will kick off 2023 with another visual experience that could change the game. Kaleidoscope (formerly titled Puzzle), a series of bank heists arriving on the first day of the year, offers a non-linear episode structure, meaning whoever is watching can choose the order of the episodes as they progress through the story.


To shed some light on how this will be accomplished, Netflix has put together a trailer and a first-look report in which the cast and crew discuss the puzzle-like nature of Kaleidoscope. However, the details of how each episode unfolds are still being kept under wraps, likely to make viewers more curious to watch the series.

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How keleidoscopeLack of order of episodes will be handled

It is not too difficult to imagine how the history of Kaleidoscope although it will be said Since the series won’t be following the traditional 1-2-3 episode order, it’s pretty safe to say that each installment of the story will be self-contained enough not to be confusing, and probably not overly reliant on cliffhangers. If in fact it develops that way, Kaleidoscope it will be like a collection of eight mini-movies whose order doesn’t matter as long as you know what links them together.

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Netflix loves bank heists

At the same time, the format is also a good way to put a spin on a story we’ve seen a million times; Bank heist movies and series often follow a set of tropes that include recruiting members, mapping the heist in extreme detail, and people betraying each other. This was the subject of one of the most popular Netflix series: the thriller in Spanish money robbery, which has spawned a spin-off and a Korean remake. In Kaleidoscopethe difference is that the bank robbery takes place during a storm, and its non-linear format is undoubtedly what will set the series apart.

Kaleidoscope is created by showrunner eric garcia, who certainly has a gift for good stories. He wrote the screenplay for the sci-fi dystopia. Repos Men and produced the sinuous The Jane Doe Autopsy. García trusted the Brazilian filmmaker jose padilha (robocop remake) to set the tone for the series by directing two episodes. The show is also directed by Everardo Gota (the eternal purge), mairzee souls (The Sandman), Y Robert Townsend (Black Lightning).

the cast of Kaleidoscope features Giancarlo Esposito (breaking bad), taty gabrielle (You), peace vega (the OA), rosalina elbay (rami), Niousha Noor (Here and now), John Hans tester (The Man in the High Castle), stacey oristano (The lights of Friday night), Jordan Mendoza (Ziwe), Y son soo jeong (Server).

Netflix premieres Kaleidoscope on January 1. You can watch the preview below:

Check out the official synopsis here:

Running for 25 years, Kaleidoscope (previously titled Jigsaw) is an all-new anthology series following a group of masterful thieves and their attempt to breach a seemingly unbreakable vault for the biggest payday in history. Protected by the world’s most powerful corporate security team and with the police on the case, each episode reveals a piece of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, revenge, intrigue, loyalties and betrayal. How did the band of thieves plan it? Who gets away with it? Who can be trusted?

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