Netflix’s new anthology series “Kaleidoscope” will give viewers a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they watch a team of skilled thieves attempt to pull off a heist they’ve been planning for over 20 years. In a preview clip, the cast and crew share the intricacies of the show and how it puts a new spin on the traditional anthology series.
“Each episode had multiple connections to all of the other episodes,” series creator, showrunner and executive producer Eric Garcia said in the clip. Garcia is also one of the writers of “Kaleidoscope”.
In the eight-part series, audiences will follow “a team of masterful thieves and their attempt to crack a seemingly unbreakable safe for the biggest payday in history. Guarded by the most powerful corporate security team to the world and with law enforcement on the case, each episode reveals one piece of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, revenge, intrigue, loyalties, and betrayal,” reads a description of the post. show, which premieres on Netflix on January 1.
Check out the first exclusive photos below.
“As human beings, we tend to assume. Our brains are always looking to be one step ahead,” says Giancarlo Esposito, who plays “Mastermind” Leo Pap, in the clip above. “Because of this, we start to think we know what someone is thinking or where they are going. This show breaks that convention and will help us come back to the present…and wait.
Each viewer will have their own unique experience, with some starting with certain color-defined episodes like “Blue” or “Purple,” all the way to the series finale “White: The Heist.”
The team of thieves includes Esposito; Paz Vega as “weapons specialist”, Ava Mercer; Judy Goodwin as “explosives expert,” Rosaline Elbay; Bob Goodwin as “The Safe Cracker”, Jai Courtney; Peter Mark Kendall as “The Smuggler”, Stan Loomis and Jordan Mendoza as RJ Acosta, Jr., “The Driver”. Other cast members include Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Soojeong Son, Hemky Madera, Niousha Noor, and Bubba Weiler.
The series is loosely based on a real event when $70 billion worth of bonds went missing in midtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. It will be executive produced by Automatik Entertainment’s Russell Fine, Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Justin Lecy. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan and Clayton Krueger of Scott Free Productions are also named producers.