Carmen Sandiego Returns To Her Origins For Interactive Netflix Special

Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal? pays honor to Carmen Sandiego's video game origins.


Carmen Sandiego, who first appeared in 1985's Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and went on to star in numerous educational titles for young audiences in the 80s and 90s, has a new interactive experience coming to Netflix soon. Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal? follows two seasons of her animated show, and will allow watchers to make choices that dictate Carmen's path through the story.

This follows other interactive movies and series from Netflix, including Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Minecraft: Story Mode, and lets players make choices between two options at key moments. It's not quite as involved as Carmen's old adventures, but it could be fun.

The full trailer is below, and features a aural homage to the original Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? cartoon, which ran from 1994 until 1999.

Rita Moreno voiced the original Sandiego; for the Netflix cartoon, she's played by Gina Rodriguez. Both actors appeared on Jane the Virgin, and Moreno has a cameo in the new series.

Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal? premieres on the streaming service on March 10, 2020.

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