Netflix curls the streaming loop with a new series of heists whose episodes can be watched in any order

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Netflix likes to play. It’s practically the only platform that has experimented with new ways of viewing its series taking advantage of the possibilities that offers the streaming. Sometimes with better results (‘Bandersnatch’, ‘the poop cat‘), sometimes worse (mostly, from ‘Puss in Boots: Trapped in an Epic Tale’ to ”Survival is the Challenge: Mission on the Mountain’), but apart from them, only the interesting and disastrous Qibi has allowed us to wonder about the possibilities of the format.

In this interactive line, but accentuating the viewer’s power to choose the drift that their decisions make, Netflix has announced a new series (in theory, if more seasons are made, anthological), ‘Kaleidoscope’, which puts the power in the hand of those who see it. The plot is that of a heist movie: a group of thieves launch a plan for a robbery that they have been preparing for more than two decades. The series is based on a true event: the disappearance of 70,000 million dollars in bonds in Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy.

The novelty is that the episodes of the series can be seen in any order, and narrate events that take place from 24 years before the robbery to 6 months later. Eric Garcia, showrunner of the series and writer of another recent heist movie, ‘the impostors‘ by Ridley Scott, states that “each episode has multiple connections to all the others” and “reveals pieces of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, revenge, intrigue, loyalties and betrayals”.

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The series will hit our screens on January 1, a traditional date for the premiere of these experiments on the platform. There will be eight episodes starring Giancarlo Esposito and Paz Vega, and the titles of the episodes already give an idea of ​​the considerable conceptual hodgepodge in which we are going to be involved:

  • ‘Yellow: 6 weeks before the robbery’
  • ‘Green: 7 years before the robbery’
  • ‘Blue: 5 days before the robbery’
  • ‘Violet: 24 years before the robbery’
  • ‘Orange: 3 weeks before the robbery’
  • ‘Red: The Morning After the Heist’
  • ‘Rosa: 6 months later’
  • ‘White: The Heist’

Netflix likes to play. It’s practically the only platform that has experimented with new ways of viewing its series taking…

Netflix likes to play. It’s practically the only platform that has experimented with new ways of viewing its series taking…

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