Netflix Con-Artist Mystery Series Is Your Next Binge

By Douglas Helm | Updated

If you finished binging Suits like everyone else with a Netflix account and you’re hungry for more of the shows from USA’s “Blue Sky era,” then you should check out White Collar next. Like Suits, the series is a procedural with likable characters, a great back-and-forth between the co-leads, and a serialized story that keeps you engaged throughout. You can now stream the entire series on Netflix.

Con Artist Turned FBI Asset

White Collar is a series created by Jeff Eastin that follows con artist and thief Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), who is captured by FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay). Caffrey makes the offer to help Burke as an informant and consultant in exchange for his freedom. The series also stars Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason, Tiffani Thiessen, Natalie Morales, Hilarie Burton, Sharif Atkins, and Diahann Carroll. 

An Amazing Series From Beginning To End

White Collar is also one of those rare shows that managed to maintain a high level of quality throughout its run. If you take a look at the reviews for the series, you’ll see that every season has great reviews, even the final season, which ended before people wanted it to end. Unfortunately, despite great reviews and high viewership, the show met an untimely end as the USA gradually moved on from the Blue Sky era into darker, more auteur dramas like the successful Mr. Robot.

The Blue Sky Era

While USA Network’s pivot did lead to some great shows, the recent streaming trends show that there’s definitely nostalgia for the Blue Sky era TV shows. If you’re not familiar with this term, it refers to a time when USA Network was pumping out slightly quirky, well-written, and overall feel-good procedurals like Suits, White Collar, Monk, Burn Notice, and Royal Pains. For those who like those kinds of shows, Netflix has provided a veritable buffet of binging in recent years.

The Upcoming Reboot

Of course, those who have seen all of these shows ad nauseam would appreciate something fresh, too, which is why it’s not surprising that it was recently announced that a White Collar reboot is in the works. Earlier this month, Eastin confirmed that the reboot is in development with Bomer, DeKay, and Thiessen all involved.

Those who have seen the final season of White Collar know there’s a way for the story to continue and that there are still questions to be answered, so it’s great news that this reboot is on the way.

White Collar Is Available On Netflix

DeKay also confirmed that the script for the White Collar reboot is “fantastic” and that it would answer all of fans’ questions. DeKay also confirmed that Willie Garson, who passed away in 2021, will be honored in the reboot. While there are no plot details for the series or release date, the series IP is now owned by Disney, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the series end up on Hulu.

Of course, if you haven’t seen White Collar yet, this news won’t mean anything to you. But now is a great chance to catch up with the hype, and if you love it, you’ll have something to look forward to in the near future. You can stream all seasons of White Collar over on Netflix now.