The first trailer for Netflix’s Carmen Sandiego is out, and it introduces us to very completely different model of the grasp thief. Acting as an origin story for Carmen, the collection reimagines the mysterious villain as a misunderstood anti-hero.
Gina Rodriguez stars within the new collection because the voice of Carmen, and she or he’s joined by Finn Wolfhard who portrays Player, Carmen’s chief confederate and good friend. Carmen Sandiego begins airing on January 18.
Carmen Sandiego was first launched in an academic online game collection because the antagonist that you simply needed to chase all over the world whereas studying about geography. Although she’s the villain, the video games have not often portrayed her as a foul particular person. Instead, she’s often simply playfully stealing valuables for the game of it. However, her reasoning behind it has all the time modified, as Carmen has retold her backstory slightly in a different way all through the twenty years of her video games, books, comics, and cartoon. This Netflix collection goals to alter that, by shifting into the previous when Carmen was a lot youthful and telling her origin story.
Interestingly sufficient, the brand new trailer reveals that Carmen has by no means been the villain the video games lead gamers to consider. In actuality, Carmen attended a secret academy as a teen to learn to turn into a grasp felony, however when she found that committing crimes can result in folks being damage or killed, she gave up on that dream. Instead, she resolved to turn into a thief of thieves who steals again from the criminals who as soon as educated her in order that she will be able to cease the hurt they trigger harmless folks.
Netflix discovered nice success in 2018 with one other animated collection that was primarily based off of a beloved traditional feminine character, She-Ra, in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Princesses of Power went on to be probably the most in style collection on Netflix in 2018, so the streaming service most likely hopes to recapture the identical viewers with Carmen Sandiego this yr.