New Netflix Series Can Be Watched In Any Order And It Affects How You View The Story

A new Netflix series that can be watched in any order will provide viewers with different perspectives on the story.
Credit: Netflix

A new Netflix series that can be watched in any order will give each viewer a completely different perspective on the story.

The show is loosely based on a true story and follows a group of thieves as they try to crack an apparently ‘unbreakable’ vault. 

Access to the vault, which is guarded by the world’s most powerful corporate security team, would mean one of the biggest criminal paydays in history.

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The eight-part heist drama anthology series, Kaleidoscope, boasts an all-star cast.

This includes Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito, The Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney, The Holiday’s Rufus Sewell and You actress Tati Gabrielle.

With law enforcement on the case, each episode reveals more about the elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, vengeance, scheming, loyalties and betrayals.

Kaleidoscope creator, Eric Garcia, said of the show’s plot: “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. 

“To my mind, I was like, ‘Well, that’s a perfect coverup for a heist!’”

Each of the eight episodes is named after a colour, such as Red, White, Blue and Yellow, rather than the standard one to eight.

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In stark contrast to most binge-worthy crime series, where the story is played out in a linear fashion, Kaleidoscope will offer viewers a ‘unique immersive experience’.

Meaning, you might choose to start on episode Pink, while others will choose to start on Yellow, and in the end, both will be left with a different story that makes sense.

Executive producer, Russell Fine, said: “When you watch Kaleidoscope, all the information is there to be able to connect the dots and know the story.”

The eight episodes span from 24 years prior to the heist to six months after.

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Kaleidoscope episode order changes the viewer experience. Credit: Netflix

So, depending on which episode you choose, to begin with, you’ll join the elaborate heist at a different stage.

Garcia added: “Being able to move around and watch different orders gives you a different viewpoint on the characters. There are questions that are going to be asked in one episode that is 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.”

Netflix fans have already taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the unusual concept, and it’s fair to say interests have been piqued.

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One person wrote: “That’s crazy because how do you get a coherent story out of a random order of episodes?! Definitely sparked my interest though.”

Another said: “I’ve been hoping for something like this since they had different random orders for Love Death + Robots for each viewer.

“I hope it lives up to the potential of the concept.”

“Really cool concept. Stuff like this is the only reason Netflix is still floating in my opinion,” wrote a third.

Another added: “Now THIS is refreshing. Can’t wait to actually check it out.”

“This low-key sounds like it’s going to slap. I will definitely be watching this,” said another.

Kaleidoscope lands on Netflix on January 1.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.