New Netflix show can be watched in any order and will affect the way you see the story

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By Nasima Khatun

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Netflix's upcoming show has become a hot talking point online after it was revealed that you can watch it in any order and it will affect the way you see the overall story...

The new series by Eric Garcia and Ridley Scott, spans eight different episodes told over a 25-year timeline and is titled after color themes.

Audiences are given the freedom to watch episodes in whatever order they wish but depending on their choices, the experience will differ slightly for each viewer.

As per Netflix, Kaleidoscope follows a master thief and his crew while they attempt an epic and elaborate heist worth $7 billion dollars — but betrayal, greed, and other threats undermine their plans. And amongst all that, they've also got the FBI hot on their heels.

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Stan Loomis (Kendall), Leo Pap (Esposito), Bob Goodwin (Courtney), Judy Goodwin (Elbay) Credit: Netflix

The show, which was previously titled Jigsaw, is said to be loosely inspired by real-life events which saw seventy billion dollars in bonds go missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy.

Eric Garcia later confirmed to Netflix's behind-the-scenes fan event, Tudum that it was somewhat inspired by the event.

"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" he said. " To my mind, I was like, 'Well, that’s a perfect coverup for a heist!'"

But unlike other shows which tend to give more definitive answers per episode, it will be down to viewers to piece the puzzle together as they watch.

"Being able to move around and watch different orders gives you a different viewpoint on the characters," continued Garcia. "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."

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Credit: Netflix

Russell Fine, the executive producer of the drama series, also hinted that all the information offered across the eight episodes helps to "connect the dots and know the story."

The new anthology series stars some notable actors including Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor, Jordan Mendoza, Soojeong Son and Hemky Madera.

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Leo Pap (Esposito) and Ava Mercer (Vega) Credit: Netflix

Despite it not being released yet, it already seems to have everyone hooked on the concept.

"I'll definitely watch this one," wrote one user.

"Very interesting I can't wait to watch it," added another.

Kaleidoscope is set to be released on January 1 2023.

Featured Image Credit: Marcel de Grijs / Alamy

New Netflix show can be watched in any order and will affect the way you see the story

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Netflix's upcoming show has become a hot talking point online after it was revealed that you can watch it in any order and it will affect the way you see the overall story...

The new series by Eric Garcia and Ridley Scott, spans eight different episodes told over a 25-year timeline and is titled after color themes.

Audiences are given the freedom to watch episodes in whatever order they wish but depending on their choices, the experience will differ slightly for each viewer.

As per Netflix, Kaleidoscope follows a master thief and his crew while they attempt an epic and elaborate heist worth $7 billion dollars — but betrayal, greed, and other threats undermine their plans. And amongst all that, they've also got the FBI hot on their heels.

wp-image-1263179683 size-large
Stan Loomis (Kendall), Leo Pap (Esposito), Bob Goodwin (Courtney), Judy Goodwin (Elbay) Credit: Netflix

The show, which was previously titled Jigsaw, is said to be loosely inspired by real-life events which saw seventy billion dollars in bonds go missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy.

Eric Garcia later confirmed to Netflix's behind-the-scenes fan event, Tudum that it was somewhat inspired by the event.

"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" he said. " To my mind, I was like, 'Well, that’s a perfect coverup for a heist!'"

But unlike other shows which tend to give more definitive answers per episode, it will be down to viewers to piece the puzzle together as they watch.

"Being able to move around and watch different orders gives you a different viewpoint on the characters," continued Garcia. "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."

wp-image-1263179686 size-large
Credit: Netflix

Russell Fine, the executive producer of the drama series, also hinted that all the information offered across the eight episodes helps to "connect the dots and know the story."

The new anthology series stars some notable actors including Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor, Jordan Mendoza, Soojeong Son and Hemky Madera.

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Leo Pap (Esposito) and Ava Mercer (Vega) Credit: Netflix

Despite it not being released yet, it already seems to have everyone hooked on the concept.

"I'll definitely watch this one," wrote one user.

"Very interesting I can't wait to watch it," added another.

Kaleidoscope is set to be released on January 1 2023.

Featured Image Credit: Marcel de Grijs / Alamy