April 18, 2017


Netflix Announces 'Carmen Sandiego' Reboot With Gina Rodriguez & 'Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard

Courtesy of Netflix
Courtesy of Netflix

Kids of the '80s and '90s finally have an answer to the age-old question of "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?" Netflix!

The streaming service is working on an reboot based around the popular children's computer game from the '80s. The Hollywood Reporter says Netflix has ordered twenty 22-minute episodes of a Carmen Sandiego animated series. Gina Rodriguez will voice the infamous fedora-wearing villain, while Finn Wolfhard (who stars as Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things) will be the voice actor for Player, Carmen's accomplice. 

For Rodriguez's part, the Jane the Virgin star says she already has the fedora and coat:

While initially created as an educational computer game, the Carmen Sandiego brand led to several TV series including '90s live-action shows Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?, plus an animated series. Sandiego also had her own book and comic series. 

The series will come in 2019. It's the latest nostalgia-tinged series from Netflix following upcoming shows like Bill Nye Saves the World and Julie's Greenroom, which stars Julie Andrews and Jim Henson puppets.

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