The first trailer for an anthology mystery series on Netflix starring Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul’s Giancarlo Esposito has now dropped. The first glimpse of Kaleidoscope sees a jewellery heist, and Esposito’s character claim that there is no such thing as an “unbreakable vault”.
The series will drop on New Year’s Day on the streaming platform giant and is loosely based on a true-crime story of $70 billion in bonds going missing during Hurricane Sandy. The unique feature of Kaleidoscope is that its audience members will watch the episodes in a different order from one another.
Netflix’s statement on the show explains, “Spanning 25 years, Kaleidoscope is an all-new anthology series following a crew of masterful thieves and their attempt to crack a seemingly unbreakable vault for the biggest payday in history. Kaleidoscope features eight episodes beginning 24 years before the heist to 6 months after it.
The statement continues, “The compelling crime anthology series takes a non-linear approach to storytelling, building intrigue and suspense uniquely, with Netflix members each having a different immersive viewing experience. All viewers will eventually see all episodes, but the order in which they watch the episodes will affect their viewpoint on the story, the characters, and the questions and answers at the heart of the heist. How will you experience the colours of Kaleidoscope?”
Alongside Giancarlo Esposito’s Leo Pap, a swathe of criminals played by Paz Vega, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Peter Mark Kendall, and Jordan Mendoza will join the team and come together to try and take down a dodgy businessman Roger Sala (played by Rufus Sewell). Sewell’s associates include characters played by Tati Gabrielle, Soojeong Son, and Hemky Madera.
It’s an interesting premise for a heist show and is certainly one of Netflix’s more adventurous forays into the genre. We’ll keep you up to date on any further Kaleidoscope news as it arrives.