The primary trailer for Netflix’s Carmen Sandiego is out, and it introduces us to very totally different model of the grasp thief. Performing as an origin story for Carmen, the sequence reimagines the mysterious villain as a misunderstood anti-hero.
Gina Rodriguez stars within the new sequence because the voice of Carmen, and she or he’s joined by Finn Wolfhard who portrays Participant, Carmen’s chief confederate and pal. Carmen Sandiego begins airing on January 18.
Carmen Sandiego was first launched in an academic online game sequence because the antagonist that you simply needed to chase all over the world whereas studying about geography. Though she’s the villain, the video games have hardly ever portrayed her as a nasty particular person. As a substitute, she’s normally simply playfully stealing valuables for the game of it. Nonetheless, her reasoning behind it has all the time modified, as Carmen has retold her backstory quite in another way all through the twenty years of her video games, books, comics, and cartoon. This Netflix sequence goals to vary that, by shifting into the previous when Carmen was a lot youthful and telling her origin story.
Curiously sufficient, the brand new trailer reveals that Carmen has by no means been the villain the video games lead gamers to consider. Truly, Carmen attended a secret academy as a teen to learn to grow to be a grasp legal, however when she found that committing crimes can result in individuals being harm or killed, she gave up on that dream. As a substitute, she resolved to grow to be a thief of thieves who steals again from the criminals who as soon as educated her in order that she will cease the hurt they trigger harmless individuals.
Netflix discovered nice success in 2018 with one other animated sequence that was based mostly off of a beloved traditional feminine character, She-Ra, in She-Ra and the Princesses of Energy. Princesses of Energy went on to be one of the crucial common sequence on Netflix in 2018, so the streaming service most likely hopes to recapture the identical viewers with Carmen Sandiego this yr.