In the Netflix reboot, Carmen Sandiego is back and ready for a new crop of international capers packed with thrilling adventure and intrigue. The fresh take is set to present an intimate look into Carmen’s past to follow her escapades and also answer who in the world Carmen Sandiego is and why she became a super thief. The series is produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Netflix.
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? She’s headed to Netflix. The streaming giant is rebooting the popular computer game franchise from the ’80s with an animated series surrounding the titular character. Netflix has ordered twenty 22-minute episodes of Carmen Sandiego, which is set to premiere in 2019. Gina Rodriguez will voice the red fedora and trench coat-wearing villain, while Finn Wolfhard, who stars on Netflix’s Stranger Things, will voice Player, Carmen’s chief accomplice and friend. The educational game, which followed the globe-trotting thief around the world to teach geography lessons, spawned PBS’ live-action game shows Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991 to 1996) and Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? The character was also the subject of several book and comic series.