It's Official: Carmen Sandiego Is Getting Her Own Animated Netflix Series

Beloved superthief and globetrotter Carmen Sandiego has settled down at a new home: Netflix! The classic character is back for an all new animated series that doesn't just want to ask where in the world she is, but also who.

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Just announced by Netflix, the new series from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and DHX Media will be showrun by The Batman's Duane Capizzi, with CJ Kettler (The Tick) and Caroline Fraser as executive producers alongside him. The series will be 20 episodes long, each lasting 22 minutes, and will tackle the mysteries of Carmen's past, exploring her origins as she goes on even more international capers. Here's the full, gorgeous version of the teaser art of Carmen Netflix provided with the news:

As rumoured late last week the new animated series will see Jane The Virgin's Gina Rodriguez play the lead. Meanwhile Stranger Things' very own Mike, AKA actor Finn Wolfhard, will lend his voice to the Player — in the old animated show, the unseen live-action character that bookended episodes as if they were playing out the game on their computers — described here as "Carmen's chief accomplice and friend".

Netflix's Carmen Sandiego show is expected to launch on the service in 2019.


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    exploring her origins as she goes on even more international capers

    Pass. Sandiego wasn't about who she was, it was all trying to out think and catch up with her.

    She was a good education means back in the day and this series looks like it is loosing sight of what Sandiego was about.

      The original TV series and game shows were pretty awful, but you're right, they were always about geographical and historical education.

      The series would touch on who Carmen was sometimes, but the air of mystery was central to her character.
      She was a thief who enjoyed the chase more than the heist.

      this series looks like it is loosing sight of what Sandiego was about.

      I guess we're not allowed to re-interpret things or explore an old concept further anymore??

        Why re-interpret? Why not bring back the old concept but make it is own IP rather than butcher one that is long dead and is a relic of its time?

        That way the new concept gets to stand on its own and not be constantly shadowed over by its predecessor.

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