Gumshoes Rejoice! – Netflix is Reviving Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Sleuths of the early 90’s may remember a certain little game show that was called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The geography-based program featured contestants attempting to find the elusive titular character as they competed for prizes, which included merchandise and trips to anywhere in the US. There are even a plethora of video games starring the thieving, globetrotting villain. Now, it’s Netflix’s turn to bring the character to life. Well, sort of.
According to Tracking Board, the popular streaming service has ordered 20 episodes of an animated version of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The news comes just a week before another nostalgia/education-driven show premieres on Netflix. What makes this even better is that Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez has reportedly signed on to voice the wanderlust-filled character. She tweeted the following, which may have kicked the hype train into gear on Twitter:
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) April 16, 2017
Not much is known about the upcoming animated series, but it seems they will attempt to make the show “as educational as it is entertaining.” This, of course, will be in addition to the previously announced reboot of Magic School Bus, which has signed on Saturday Night Live member Kate McKinnon to be the voice of Ms. Frizzle. Whatever is happening over at Netflix, it would appear that they are attempting to educate through the use of nostalgia. That, or they recognize a good thing and want to update it for future generations. There is no word as to when either show will premiere, but be sure to stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as to not miss out when these childhood gems will return.
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.