Carmen Sandiego is about to be pretty easy to find on Netflix. In addition to the forthcoming animated TV series picked up by Netflix, the streamer is doubling down by greenlighting a live-action film. According to a Deadline exclusive, Gina Rodriguez will star in the live-action adaptation of the popular ‘90s multimedia character.
Netflix will keep the Carmen Sandiego continuity intact as Rodriguez will also voice the character in the animated series. The Jane The Virgin star can most recently be spotted on the big screen in Annihilation, and stars in the remake of Miss Bala due out in January.
Carmen Sandiego begin its life as video game in 1985. The fictional character, a notorious crook, ventured out into books, television, and comics. PBS animated series Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? ran for 295 episodes between 1991 and 1995. Author John Peel wrote 10 Carmen Sandiego books in the ’90s. DC Comics published four issues of a Carmen Sandiego comic starting in June 1996.
We have more info on the new Carmen Sandiego animated series here.