Netflix will debut its new heist drama series Kaleidoscope at the start of the new year, and ahead of the premiere, a slew of first look photos have been unveiled. The images feature Giancarlo Esposito and the other members of the anthology show’s ensemble cast as they plot out a heist 25 years in the making. Each episode of the series is set at a different point in time, serving as a puzzle piece offering only part of the story until viewers make it to the end. Look for the show to arrive on Jan. 1.
Take a look at the full-size versions of the Kaleidoscope images below.
The series, previously titled Jigsaw, is created by Eric Garcia. Along with Esposito, who’s well known for his roles in other shows like The Mandalorian and Better Call Saul, the series stars Rufus Sewall (The Pale Horse), Paz Vega (Rambo: Last Blood), Tati Gabrielle (You), Rosaline Elbay (Ramy), Peter Mark Kendall (The Americans), Jai Courtney (The Suicide Squad), and Niousha Noor (Here and Now).
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Kaleidoscope is loosely based on the real-life story where $70 billion in bonds vanished in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. Esposito plays Leo Pap, aka The Mastermind and the leader of the group that plots the ultimate heist showcased in the series. The character is described as “whip-smart, intense, and driven, with an engineer’s mind and a meticulous eye for detail.” The character’s group also includes the Smuggler (Kendall), the Weapons Specialist (Vega), the Explosives Expert (Elbay), the Safe Cracker (Courtney), and the Driver (Jordan Mendoza). Standing in their way as the corporate security team are the Corporate Security Titan (Sewell), the Protege (Gabrielle), the Sister (Soojeong Son), and the Henchman (Hemky Madera). Meanwhile, there are two agents on the case: the Driven Agent (Noor) and the Partner (Bubba Weiler).
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Kaleidoscope Has Every Episode Serve as a Piece of the Puzzle
It’s up to viewers how exactly they want to experience the series. It could be watched in the order that they’re listed, though this jumps around to various points in time from before the heist. Viewers could also begin with the episode that goes furthest back in time and watch them in the order of events as they occur in the story. Netflix has also provided episode titles for the new series, which are as follows:
- “Yellow: 6 Weeks Before The Heist”
- “Green: 7 Years Before the Heist”
- “Blue: 5 Days Before the Heist”
- “Violet: 24 Years Before the Heist”
- “Orange: 3 Weeks Before the Heist”
- “Red: The Morning After the Heist”
- “Pink: 6 Months After”
- “White: The Heist” the epic story finale.
Directors on the series include Russell Fine, Everardo Gout, Mairzee Almas, and Robert Townsend. Garcia served as a writer alongside Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard, Ning Zhou, Kalen Egan, Kate Barnow, and Garrett Lerner. Kaleidoscope is executive produced by Russell Fine alongside Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Justin Levy of Automatik Entertainment; Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, and Clayton Krueger of Scott Free Productions; and Garrett Lerner.
Kaleidoscope starts streaming on Jan. 1, 2023. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at the series below, courtesy of Netflix on YouTube.
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