The streaming service has commissioned an animated series based off the computer game and TV franchise "Carmen Sandiego", with "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez tapped to voice the titular fleet-footed thief, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Another actor familiar to Netflix, Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things, will co-star.
The new series will find Carmen Sandiego traveling around the world and pulling off a string of worldwide (and yes, educational) heists.
Beyond that, Netflix didn't offer many clues about Sandiego or her bumbling henchmen-except that we can find them in 2019. Alongside him, American Author Caroline Fraser and CJ Kettler, executive producer on the 1996 animated series, The Tick, will work on the new series as executive producers.
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The series was a famous computer game created in 1985 before being turned into a kids game show for PBS called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? .
Rodriguez confirmed her role in the series Friday after word of the project broke. The game was wildly popular, selling over four million copies by 1995. Two additional shows also aired following that one: Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? and Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Carmen Sandiego and her organization plot to steal items around the world and must be stopped by young ACME agents under the guidance of the Chief. Rebooting Carmen Sandiego and making it good will be a tough job, but so far, Netflix is off to a great start with the castings.