Carmen Sandiego, the gentlewoman thief who stole our hearts (along with our national treasures) in the 80s and 90s, is back with an all new reboot on Netflix starring Gina Rodriguez. Carmen Sandiego has a history going much further back however, beginning with the iconic game from Broderbund. The edutainment classic spawned a multimedia franchise, including additional games like “Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego” and “Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego,” as well as an animated series, “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego,” and of course, the legendary game show on PBS.
Hosted by Greg Lee and Lynn Thigpen as the Chief, the Carmen Sandiego game show cemented her status as an all-time icon, especially when you hear the intro with the amazing theme song performed by Rockapella. For the famous femme-friendly thief, 2019 will be a new chapter in her life of crime, thanks to the new animated series on Netflix with Gina Rodriguez and Finn Wolfhard. The cartoon has an all-star voice cast and pays tribute to all aspects of Carmen lore in the medium of animation, and as we scoured every trailer, clip, and scene to figure out where in the world she is, we learned a lot more about Carmen’s world, and our own.