Where in the world can you find the new Carmen Sandiego animated series? Why, streaming as a Netflix Original Series, of course! The new 20-episode show, which has just had first-look images revealed, will premiere on the platform January 18, 2019.
Gina Rodriguez, the Golden Globe-winning star of hit series Jane the Virgin, voices the notorious red-coated crook Carmen Sandiego, while Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard voices “Player.”
The new series is based on the 1985 educational computer game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? from Brøderbund Software, which spawned multiple fresh iterations all the way through to 2015’s Carmen Sandiego Returns. The franchise also included a popular kids’ game show on PBS.
The original animated series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? was produced by DIC Entertainment and Brøderbund, and ran on Fox for four seasons between 1994 and 1999. The cartoon followed teenage siblings Zack and Ivy, who worked as agents of the ACME Detective Agency trying to stop Carmen (voiced by Rita Moreno) and her associates from stealing precious artifacts across the globe.