Kaleidoscope is one of the most anticipated series of next year as Netflix tries to break all TV conventions and offers its first non-linear streaming experience.
Subscribers are encouraged to watch the episodes in any order, as they are not numbered or follow the same narrative. As a result, everyone will have their own journey and view of the series, depending on the order in which they watch the episodes.
You can also watch the show in a different order, and each variation of the template will change how you perceive the show and all of its characters.
This groundbreaking move towards user-driven television challenges viewers to solve a puzzle of pieces they can pick up throughout the series.
Read on to learn more about the plot and cast details, as well as this important release date and see a short snippet of Kaleidoscope.
When will Kaleidoscope be released on Netflix?
‘Kaleidoscope’ Coming to Netflix Worldwide January 1, 2023.
This means subscribers won’t have to wait long to experience this new venture, which is coming to Netflix on New Year’s Day.
As with many Netflix series, all episodes will be released at the same time.
Who plays in “Kaleidoscope”?
Unsurprisingly, this groundbreaking project features an all-star cast, each with a character name and title.
Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito plays brains behind the operation, Leo, aka the Mastermind, while Pas Vega appears as a weapons specialist, Ava.
Rufus Sewell (Dark City) will play Corporate Security Titan, Roger, Tati Gabriel appears as Hannah, Protégé and Peter Mark Kendall plays the Smuggler, Stan.
Meanwhile, Rosalyn Albey Explosives expert, Judy, Jordan Mendoza Driver, RJ, Jai Courtney Bob the bear cub, Nyusha Nur this is Nazan, also known as Wing Agent, and Sujong Son plays Liz, Sister.
This show breaks convention by asking viewers to figure out the characters for themselves, as without a linear plot, it’s hard to get to know the characters well enough to predict their actions.
Also featured in supporting roles Hemky Madera, Bubba Weiler, Stacy Oristano, Whit Washing, Max Casella, Robin Lee as well as James Augustus Lee.
What is the plot of Kaleidoscope?
It would be a mistake to assume that a non-linear narrative will affect a meaningful plot. Instead, Kaleidoscope investigates what is potentially the greatest heist in history.
The plot is based on one of the strangest events on Wall Street. Back in 2012, when Hurricane Sandy hit, the underground vault was flooded and $70 billion worth of bearer bonds mysteriously disappeared.
The money lost was never recovered (and with creative license) Netflix used the incident as rich soil from which a complex series grew.
While it revolves around this one crime, the show spans over two decades in time. Each episode jumps back and forth from that one event to explore the character’s changing loyalties and inevitable betrayals.
To ensure a unique viewing experience for each subscriber, episodes are not numbered, but are tagged with different colors and titles to encourage people to randomly choose which episode to watch next.
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The complete list of episodes consists of:
- Yellow: 6 weeks before robbery
- Green: 7 years before robbery
- Blue: 5 days before the robbery
- Violet: 24 years before the robbery
- Orange: 3 weeks before the robbery
- Red: The morning after the robbery
- Pink: 6 months later
- White: Robbery
By the end of the show, viewers will see the entire kaleidoscope through the prism of their chosen color pattern.
Where can I find the Kaleidoscope trailer?
Netflix has given fans a teaser of their crime drama with a first look at the series, which also contains behind-the-scenes footage.
The cast and crew explain that what could be seen as a “gimmick” with this new way of storytelling is supported by a great script.
This new endeavor will undoubtedly create a new way of watching TV where the program is tailored to the user and not to the universal viewer.
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