If you’ve been wondering for decades where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, look no further than Netflix. Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez will play the criminal mastermind in Netflix’s live-action movie.
Rodriguez was already cast in the streaming service’s planned animated revival of Carmen Sandiego, based on the long-running edutainment franchise. She’s joined in that 20-episode project by Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as her primary accomplice, Player.
Debuting in 1985 with Brøderbund’s educational video game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, the franchise taught a young audience about geography throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The property gained further prominence in 1990s with the PBS game show hosted by the late Lynne Thigpen and featuring music by Rockapella (it was succeeded by Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?), and the Saturday morning cartoon Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
In addition to the bestselling series of games, and the popular television series, Carmen Sandiego has starred in books and comics, and even inspired Carmen Sandiego Day events at schools across the United States.
No writer or director attached to Netflix’s live-action Carmen Sandiego, but franchise owner HMH Productions is producing both the film and animated series.
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