Many of us who saw the Berlin Wall come down will remember an educational computer game starring a certain woman in a red trench and hat who would globe trot around the world stealing precious items and our job was to catch this wily thief while learning about geography and problem solving. This is Carmen Sandiego and she’s back for a whole new globetrotting adventure and for the first time, we get to know about Carmen herself. The new series, titled “Carmen Sandiego”, will focus on Carmen’s backstory, her early days and her role as a thief who steals from other thieves. The series is produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with DHX Media serving as the production company, and will serve as an origin story for the eponymous fictional thieving villain. It will be the fourth Carmen Sandiego television show after the PBS game shows “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” and “Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego”, and the Fox animated series “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego”. It is also the first Carmen Sandiego show since the end of “Where on Earth…” in 1999.
Premise: “Carmen is a modern day Robin Hood traveling the globe and stealing from V.I.L.E. and giving back to its victims. Carmen is publicly perceived as a criminal by most law enforcement agencies – correction, make that a master criminal due to the sheer scale and theatricality of her heists. We will follow her escapades and get to determine not only where but WHO in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”
Gina Rodriguez, known for her role in the CW series “Jane the Virgin,” will portray Carmen Sandiego. “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard will be “The Player.” Carmen Sandiego will premiere January 18 on Netflix for a twenty-episode run.