Netflix Unveils First 'Carmen Sandiego' Trailer for Animated Series Starring Gina Rodriguez

Liz Calvario‍ ‍
The animated series premieres Jan. 18.

There's a new Carmen Sandiego in town.

Netflix unveiled the first trailer, as well as announced the premiere date, for the forthcoming Carmen Sandiego animated series on Friday. The latest iteration -- starring Gina Rodriguez as the red coat-wearing criminal mastermind -- doesn't ask "WHERE is Carmen Sandiego," instead wants to know "WHO is Carmen Sandiego."

This time around, the story will take a look at Carmen's past and see the leading lady as a hero not a villain. Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard also co-stars, voicing Carmen’s friend and partner-in-crime, Player.

The sneak peek begins with Carmen arriving at an academy for thieves and realizing that "stealing isn't a game. It harms people."

News of the project first surfaced in 2017, with the Jane the Virgin star attached. 

Additionally, Rodriguez is also set to produce and star in a live-action film adaptation of the beloved computer game and media franchise, centering on the globe-trotting thief. Netflix has also acquired the rights to the project, which is being billed as a standalone adventure that will satisfy nostalgia for the beloved educational character while also introducing her to a new generation of fans.

Carmen Sandiego premieres Jan. 18 on Netflix.

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