Kaleidoscope. (L to R) Jordan Mendoza as RJ, Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin, Paz Vega as Ava Mercer in episode “Yellow” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Kaleidoscope First Look Previews Heist Series’ Non-Linear Storytelling

Netflix has revealed a behind-the-scenes featurette for its upcoming anthology heist drama titled Kaleidoscope, featuring an ensemble cast led by Giancarlo Esposito. It will be available for streaming on January 1.

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The Kaleidoscope featurette promises a unique streaming experience for its viewers, as it highlights the show’s non-linear approach to storytelling. The video also features commentary by the creators and cast as they discussed the process of building the show’s complex and innovative story, where viewers will enter the crime at different moments in time.

“Spanning 25 years, it follows a crew of masterful thieves and their attempt to crack a seemingly unbreakable vault for the biggest payday in history,” reads the synopsis. “Guarded by the world’s most powerful corporate security team and with law enforcement on the case, every episode reveals a piece of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, vengeance, scheming, loyalties, and betrayals. How did the crew of thieves plan it? Who gets away with it? Who can be trusted?”

Kaleidoscope (formerly titled Jigsaw) is created and executive produced by Eric Garcia, who is also set as the showrunner. It is loosely inspired by the real-life story where 70 billion dollars in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. The series consists of eight episodes spanning from 24 years before the heist to six months after.

Check out the Kaleidoscope featurette below:

The series takes a non-linear approach to storytelling, building intrigue and suspense uniquely, with Netflix members each having a different immersive viewing experience. Some members may start with certain episodes (like episodes “Yellow” or “Green”), then move deeper into their own personal viewing order with varying episodes (“Blue” or “Violet” or “Orange,” followed by “Red” or “Pink”) until the epic “White: The Heist” story finale.

The series stars Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pop, Paz Vega as Ava Mercer, Rufus Sewell as Roger Salas, Tati Gabrielle as Hannah Kim, Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis, Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, and Niousha Noor as Nazan Abassi.

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Kaleidoscope is executive produced by Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, and Jordan Sheehan with Scott Free Productions, Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Justin Levy with Automatik Entertainment, and Russell Fine. The first two episodes is directed by Jose Padilha.


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