‘Carmen Sandiego’ Trailer: Netflix Gives Gina Rodriguez-Voiced Character Her Own Origin Story (Video)

The “Jane the Virgin” star will also play a live-action version of the popular video game character

Last Updated: January 4, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

Even Carmen Sandiego is getting her own origin story.

Netflix released the first trailer for its animated series “Carmen Sandiego” on Friday, and it features a look into just how Ms. Sandiego — voiced by “Jane the Virgin” lead Gina Rodriguez — ended up as a globetrotting criminal. “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard lends his voice for the series as well.

The official logline for the series is: A master thief who uses her skills for good, Carmen Sandiego travels the world foiling V.I.L.E.’s evil plans — with help from her savvy sidekicks. The 20-episode season will premiere on Jan. 18, which will be followed by a live-action version of “Carmen Sandiego” on Netflix that also stars Rodriguez.

“Carmen Sandiego” first began in 1985 as a series of educational computer games titled “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” before rising in popularity in the 1990s with a pair of PBS game shows and an animated series.

The film adaptation of the famed educational series is expected to hit in 2019. Rodriguez is producing the feature-length film through her I Can And I Will banner alongside Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser, with Andy Berman as executive producer.

Watch the video above.

The “Carmen Sandiego” animated series launches Jan. 18 on Netflix.