Netflix’s Kaleidoscope has no episode order

Netflix is ​​at it again. After changing the way we watch TV and then subverting the nature of storytelling with the black mirror Movie BandersnatchThe streamer launches 2023 with another viewing experience that could change the game. kaleidoscope (formerly titled puzzle), a bank robbery series that comes out on the very first day of the year, features a non-linear episode structure, meaning anyone watching can choose the order of the episodes as they progress through the story.

To shed some light on how this is going to be achieved, Netflix has put together a trailer and first look featurette in which the cast and crew discuss the enigmatic nature of kaleidoscope. However, the details of how each episode plays out are still being kept under wraps, likely to make viewers more curious to check out the series.


As keleidoscope‘s lack of episode order is addressed

It’s not too difficult to imagine how the story of kaleidoscope but is told. Since the series won’t follow the traditional 1-2-3 episode order, it’s safe to say that each part of the story is self-contained enough not to be confusing, and likely doesn’t rely too heavily on cliffhangers . If it actually goes like this kaleidoscope will be like a collection of eight mini-movies, the order of which doesn’t matter as long as you know what connects them.

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Netflix loves bank robberies

At the same time, the format is also a great way to add a twist to a story we’ve seen millions of times; Bank robbery films and series often follow a series of tropes, including recruiting members, extremely detailed mapping of the heist, and people betraying one another. This was the subject of one of Netflix’s most popular series: a Spanish language thriller money robbery, which has spawned a spin-off and a Korean remake. in the kaleidoscopethe difference is that the bank robbery takes place during a storm, and its non-linear format is certainly what will set the series apart.

kaleidoscope is created by Showrunner Eric Garcia, who definitely has a talent for good stories. He wrote the screenplay for the sci-fi dystopia repo men and created the Twisty Jane Doe’s autopsy. Garcia 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 gout (The Eternal Purge), Mairzee Almas (The Sandman), and Robert Townsende (Black Lightning).

The cast of kaleidoscope features Giancarlo Esposito (breaking Bad), Taty Gabrielle (You), Paz Vega (The OA), Rosaline Elbay (Rami), Niousha Noor (Here and now), John Hans Tester (The Man in the High Castle), Stacey Oristano (friday night lights), Jordan Mendoza (Ziwe), and Soojeong son (servant).

Netflix premiered Kaleidoscope on January 1st. You can check out the preview below:

Watch the official synopsis here:

Kaleidoscope (formerly called Jigsaw) is a 25-year, brand new anthology series that follows a crew of master thieves as they attempt to crack a seemingly unbreakable vault for history’s biggest payday. Guarded by the world’s most powerful corporate security team and with law enforcement on the case, each episode unveils a piece of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, revenge, intrigue, loyalties and betrayal. How did the gang of thieves plan this? Who gets away with this? Who can you trust?


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