There are plenty of crime shows on Netflix (plenty), but the upcoming series Kaleidoscope offers something a little different: the option to watch in whatever order you want. The nonlinear heist drama is loosely based on a true story and stars Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, and Tati Gabrielle.
From Netflix, here’s the setup:
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. 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?
What’s interesting is the way the show will be presented. It’s structured so you can watch the episodes in any order, and doing so will create different perspectives as you attempt to solve the mystery.
This isn’t the first time Netflix has released a nonlinear series; the streaming service did something similar with the return of Arrested Development in 2013. But the structure makes a lot of sense for something like a crime story, where solving the mystery is a large part of the appeal.
Kaleidoscope starts streaming January 1st. Here’s a preview: