Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is on the comeback trail.
Netflix, the streaming giant, is rebooting the popular children's 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.
Jane the Virgin's 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. Rodriguez took to Twitter
to say she already has the fedora and coat.
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.
The most well known iteration was the animated series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, which aired on Fox from
1994 to 1999. Carmen Sandiego was voiced by Rita Moreno, who has recently appeared alongside Rodriguez in Jane the
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 reboot follows Netflix's kid series Bill Nye Saves the World, a re-imagining of Bill Nye the Science Guy
(which aired on PBS from 1994 to 1999) and Julie's Greenroom, with Julie Andrews and a cast of Jim Henson puppets.