Netflix reveals the new voice of Carmen Sandiego

Rachel Babbage
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From Digital Spy

Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez has signed on to be the voice of Netflix's upcoming animation Carmen Sandiego.

The latest project from the streaming service follows the international criminal in a rather fetching fedora (via Entertainment Weekly), based on the Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? educational game.

It has previously inspired live-action game shows on PBS, a cartoon series, books and comics starring the character.

Twenty 22-minute episodes are set to be released in 2019 with Rodriguez voicing the main character accompanied by Stranger Things's Finn Wolfhard voicing Player, described as "Carmen's chief accomplice and friend".

Photo credit: Curtis Baker/Netflix

(Finn Wolfhard)

Netflix says Carmen is "back and ready for a new crop of international capers packed with thrilling adventure and intrigue".

"This fresh take presents an intimate look into Carmen's past where viewers will not only follow her escapades but also learn WHO in the world is Carmen Sandiego and WHY she became a super thief."

Rodriguez tweeted to confirm her involvement, also giving us a teasing first look at the artwork we can expect to see on the show:

The Batman's Duane Capizzi will be Carmen Sandiego's showrunner, with CJ Kettler (The Tick) as executive producer and Caroline Fraser as executive in charge of production.

In charge of the show's visuals will be Kevin Dart of Mr. Peabody & Sherman fame.

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