After it was disclosed that you can watch the new Netflix series in any sequence and that doing so will change how you perceive the overall plot, it quickly became a topic of discussion online.
The eight distinct episodes of the new Ridley Scott and Eric Garcia television series, which spans a 25-year timeframe, are each given a colour theme.
Although viewers are able to watch the episodes in any sequence they like, each viewer will likely have a slightly different experience depending on their selections.
Kaleidoscope, a Netflix original series, follows a skilled thief and his gang as they attempt a $7 billion grand robbery, but their preparations are derailed by betrayal, greed, and other obstacles. In addition, the FBI is closely following them amid all of this.
The drama, which was formerly known as Jigsaw, is reportedly loosely based on actual occurrences, including the disappearance of $70 billion in bonds in midtown Manhattan following Hurricane Sandy.
Later, Eric Garcia acknowledged that it was somewhat influenced by the occasion of Netflix’s behind-the-scenes fan event, Tudum.
“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” he said. ” To my mind, I was like, ‘Well, that’s a perfect coverup for a heist!'”
However, unlike other shows that frequently provide clearer solutions per episode, viewers will need to put the jigsaw together as they watch.
“Being able to move around and watch different orders gives you a different viewpoint on the characters,” continued Garcia. “There are questions that are going to be asked in one episode that are 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.”
The drama series’ executive producer, Russell Fine, also made the suggestion that it is possible to “connect the dots and know the story” by using all the material provided over the course of the eight episodes.
Actors including Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor, Jordan Mendoza, Soojeong Son, and Hemky Madera can be seen in the new anthology series.
Even though it hasn’t yet been released, everyone seems to be hooked on the idea.
“I’ll definitely watch this one,” wrote one user.
“Very interesting I can’t wait to watch it,” added another.