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Posted: April 18, 2017

‘Carmen Sandiego’ revamp coming to Netflix, Gina Rodriguez to voice

Actor Gina Rodriguez is voicing Carmen Sandiego in a new Netflix animated series. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TNT)
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Actor Gina Rodriguez is voicing Carmen Sandiego in a new Netflix animated series. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TNT)

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

“Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” is returning to television this time, in a reboot on Netflix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is revamping the popular computer game series and, instead of being a children’s game show, the program will be an animated series.

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Gina Rodriguez, known for starring on the CW sitcom “Jane the Virgin,” will be voicing the iconic lead. 

Rodriguez teased the news in some tweets Friday and Sunday and confirmed the news with Netflix Tuesday.

Variety reported that an earlier animated series called “Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?” aired 40 episodes between 1994 and 1998. Netflix ordered 20 22-minute episodes of the new series, which will look at Carmen Sandiego’s past and why she became a jewel thief. It will also follow her travels stealing items.

“Carmen Sandiego” is premiering on Netflix in 2019.


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