Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? She's headed to Netflix.
The streaming giant is rebooting the popular PBS children's show from the '90s with an animated series surrounding the titular character, titled Carmen Sandiego, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Netflix has ordered 20 episodes that are 22 minutes each, with the reboot set to premiere in 2019.
Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez will voice the red fedora and trench coat-wearing, globe-trotting thief, while Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) will voice Player, Carmen's chief accomplice and friend. Rodriguez took to Twitter to say she already has the fedora and coat.
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In the Netflix reboot, Carmen Sandiego is back and ready for a new crop of international capers packed with thrilling adventure and intrigue. The fresh take is set to present an intimate look into Carmen's past to follow her escapades and also answer who in the world is Carmen Sandiego and why she became a super thief.
Duane Capizzi (The Batman) is co-executive producer and showrunner. CJ Kettler (The Tick) is executive producer. Caroline Fraser is the executive in charge of production with visual design by Kevin Dart (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) and Chromosphere Animation studio is DHX Media.
The series is produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Netflix.
Rodriguez, a Golden Globe winner, currently stars as Jane Villanueva on the CW's Jane the Virgin and recently signed a multiyear overall deal with parent studio CBS. She appeared on the big screen this year in Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon and 2012's musical-drama Filly Brown. She is also working on publishing a book through CBS Studios' sister company, Simon & Schuster, titled I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me for a release sometime this year.
She is repped by 42 West, Primary Wave Entertainment and APA.