Produced alongside DHX Media and animation studio Chromesphere, the Netflix series extends the franchise that began in the 1980s with a number of video games, which also spawned TV shows in the 1990s. Now the iconic thief in red Carmen Sandiego (voiced by Gina Rodriguez) returns for new international capers and a peek into her past, using her skills to travel across the world and foil V.I.L.E.’s evil plans.
In the trailer, someone asks the obvious, “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?” But it also shows that we’ll get to learn who she is, as we see a glimpse of her origin story, having been trained by V.I.L.E. And her reason for stealing valuable artefacts? To prevent V.I.L.E. from stealing them and using them for their nefarious schemes.
The series also features the voice of Finn Wolfhard as Carmen’s right-hand man, Player.
The first season of Carmen Sandiego consists of 20 episodes and arrives on Netflix on 18 January 2019.