Netflix has released the official Carmen Sandiego trailer for their upcoming animated series, premiering on January 18, starring Gina Rodriguez as the iconic character and Finn Wolfhard as Player. The new show doesn’t ask, “Where is Carmen Sandiego?” but instead, “Who is Carmen Sandiego?” as the series peeks into her past while featuring new international capers. Check out the trailer now below!
Netflix acquired the film rights to the character in March and subsequently ordered a live-action film, with scripting duties falling to Game Night writer Mark Perez, and Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez set to star in the titular role. The streaming service also ordered the aforementioned 20-episode animated series that also features Rodriguez voicing Sandiego, as well as Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) set to voice Sandiego’s chief accomplice and friend Player.
Perez is still enjoying the success of his most recent comedy, Game Night, which made nearly $120 million at the global box office and received very positive reviews from critics for its darker humor, interesting premise and performances from its ensemble cast.
Criminal mastermind Carmen Sandiego was the star of a number of games, working against the ACME Detective Agency as the head of V.I.L.E. The games taught kids geography and history, math and English. The character has appeared in books and other products as well. Carmen is a thief and and considers her crimes to be a game. She was also part of the ’90s children’s game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. The show famously had the a cappella band Rockapella as their house band. They performed the famous theme song “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.”