Kaleidoscope season 2: Will there be another season on Netflix?

Kaleidoscope. Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap in episode “White” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
Kaleidoscope. Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap in episode “White” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Netflix took a risk with its first new original series of the year, Kaleidoscope, a series that empowers viewers to watch its eight episodes in any order.

Loosely inspired by the true story of a flooded Manhattan bank vault and the disappearance of $70 billion in bearer bonds during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Kaleidoscope is a suspenseful heist thriller starring Giancarlo Esposito as conman Leo Pap. The idea of stealing from a nefarious criminal enterprise led by “The Triplets” is all his idea.

Regardless of what order you watch the eight chapters, Kaleidoscope ends with a few loose ends and unanswered questions. Several characters’ fates are left in the air, leading viewers to wonder if Netflix’s “limited series” tag is valid or if Kaleidoscope season 2 could happen at some point.

Will there be a Kaleidoscope season 2 on Netflix?

At the time of writing this article on Jan. 9, 2023, Netflix has not renewed the series for another season. Despite being one of the highest-rated shows on Netflix’s Top 10 chart since its debut on Jan. 1, it is unlikely that Kaleidoscope will be renewed for an additional season because it has been billed as a limited series.

However, Ryan Murphy’s shows Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and The Watcher were also supposed to be miniseries, and Netflix ordered additional seasons because they performed so well. Given how mysterious Netflix is about its viewership data, it’s too early to tell how successful Kaleidoscope has been thus far. Still, Netflix might follow up with another season using the same inventive premise and formula employed during season 1.

If it does get renewed, I don’t think we will see the same characters return, as I expect Netflix would opt for an anthology format. We should have a better idea of how Kaleidoscope is faring later this month.

In the meantime, I recommend checking out other Netflix heist titles, like Money Heist, Army of Thieves, and Triple Frontier. If you liked Kaleidoscope‘s format and the fact you can watch episodes in any order, you might want to try watching the Paramount+ series Interrogation starring Kyle Gallner, which can also be viewed in any order.

Would you like to see Kaleidoscope season 2 on Netflix? Should other shows follow a similar view-episodes-in-any-order format? Please share your thoughts on the show and its future on Netflix below.

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