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Netflix’s new popular series ‘Kaleidoscope’ was partially filmed on Long Island

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Blue Point’s Corey Beach and Huntington’s downtown are the setting of a few scenes in Netflix’s new limited series “Kaleidoscope.”

The nine-episode heist drama was released on Jan. 1, with a unique twist. The show allows its viewers to pick any order to watch the episodes. There’s over 40,000 ways to watch the series.

“Kaleidoscope” features critically claimed actor Giancarlo Esposito, who is best known for his work as villain Gus Fring in the show “Breaking Bad” and its prequel, “Better Call Saul.” Along with Esposito, the series stars Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney and Niousha Noor.

The plot revolves around the story of $70 billion dollars in bonds that go missing in downtown Manhattan amidst Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Filming on Long Island

Originally called “Jigsaw,” the production for the limited series began filming in early 2022 on Long Island. Camera crews were spotted at Corey Beach and a Huntington pawn shop in January. Patchogue Village officials said filming also took place by Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue. Other scenes were filmed in Brooklyn and Manhattan, per The Tab.

The beach setting filmed on Long Island is being used to depict Folly Beach in South Carolina in the fictional series. Here is the Corey Beach sign covered up for the show:

Here’s a scene filmed on the sand at Corey Beach. Credit: Netflix

The critics

“Kaleidoscope” is currently Netflix’s most-watched show of the year thus far. The show has an average critic score of 52% on Rotten Tomato.

“While it gets too caught up in the gimmick of the structure-changes for each viewer, the performances are great, and the tension is built up well,” writes film critic Austin Burke. “There is excitement within this heist, but it doesn’t fully come together.”

Watch the trailer below.

Prior reporting

Blue Point’s Corey Beach sets the scene for new Netflix series starring ‘Breaking Bad’ villain

Netflix series with ‘Breaking Bad’ star Giancarlo Esposito films in Huntington

Top: Scene from Netflix’s new limited series “Kaleidoscope,” filmed at Corey Beach. (Credit: Netflix)