New Netflix series can be watched 40,000 different ways

Poppy Bilderbeck

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New Netflix series can be watched 40,000 different ways

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Netflix users are itching with intrigue over a new series which can be watched in over 40,000 different ways.

A new thriller series is set to get your heart-racing in more ways than one. Prepare to start counting down the days until its release:

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Not only will the plot fire excitement through your veins due to being centred around a heist, but you may also experience an adrenaline rush - or slight anxiety - in how you can watch episodes of the new non-linear anthology series in any order your heart desires.

With echoes of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix's upcoming release, Kaleidoscope, leaves the control completely in the viewer's hands - promising each of the eight episodes will make sense no matter what order they're played in.

With 40,320 possibilities of how to watch the series, each viewer will subsequently gain a completely 'unique immersive experience'.

You can watch 'Kaleidoscope' in 40,320 different ways. Credit: Netflix
You can watch 'Kaleidoscope' in 40,320 different ways. Credit: Netflix

The series follows the build-up and aftermath of a team of thieves' attempt to get into what is believed to be an unbreakable vault.

The thriller's synopsis reads: "A master thief and his crew attempt an epic and elaborate heist worth $7 billion dollars — but betrayal, greed and other threats undermine their plans."

Kaleidoscope is set across 25 years, with each of the eight episodes - titled as colours - travelling back and forward in time from 24 years prior to the heist to six months after.

The series spans across 25 years, before and after a group of thieves attempt to pull of a heist. Credit: Netflix
The series spans across 25 years, before and after a group of thieves attempt to pull of a heist. Credit: Netflix

So, you could be watching Yellow, while a friend watches Blue, and be at completely different points of the heist's timeframe, but Russell Fine - the series' executive producer - assures: "All the information is there [no matter what order you watch in] to be able to connect the dots and know the story."

The show's creator, Eric Garcia adds: "Being able to move around and watch different orders gives you a different viewpoint on the characters. 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."

There are eight episodes in the limited series. Credit: Netflix
There are eight episodes in the limited series. Credit: Netflix

Netflix users have been immediately sucked in by the unique experience the non-linear series is set to offer and have taken to social media in anticipation of its release.

One wrote: "If it works, this is gonna be absolutely amazing. What a cool idea!"

"Unless this particular series has a random episode option, Everyone is going to watch it in order," another argued.

While a third - quite rightly - noted that non-linear or not: 'Netflix had me at Giancarlo Esposito..."

The limited series is expected to become available on Netflix on 1 January, 2023.

Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Film and TV, Entertainment, Social Media, Viral

Poppy Bilderbeck
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