Netflix has ordered an animated Carmen Sandiego series, io9 reports. The 22-episode series, inspired by the popular ‘80s computer game, will star Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as Carmen. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) will co-star as The Player.
Each episode in the series will be 22 minutes long, and will focus on exploring the origins and early life of Carmen Sandiego, according to io9. The series will likely give fans some backstory into how she became an international thief, but specific details are scarce.
This is not the first time Carmen’s global subterfuge has inspired a TV series. Where in the World and Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? were live-action ‘90s game shows, while Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego was a cartoon series produced by DIC Entertainment.
Netflix’s version of the show will premiere in 2019.