Young millennials that grew up in a technological revolution were exposed to a number of mindblowing yet still kid-friendly games that you could play while not taking up the phone/internet line.
Last year Netflix announced plans to turn our beloved fugitive into a television series and yesterday they revealed the first official trailer.
Watch: ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Netflix trailer
If you are the little fuzzy on Sandiego lore, the educational game had players as intrepid gumshoe’s with The Chief sending you all over the world to hunt down Carmen and her crew of cronies following daring thefts.
In this silver screen iteration (there were three TV shows pre-2000’s) casts Carmen as a kind of anti-hero? or as Netflix describes her “A modern day Robin Hood travelling the globe and stealing from V.I.L.E. and giving back to its victims”.
While the premise might hit a couple ’90s kids square in the feels, there’s no doubting that Netflix has once again nailed the casting with Jane The Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez voicing Carmen and Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard as Player. From the trailer, it’s safe to assume that Player will act as a kind of stand-in for The Chief.
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The whole 22-episode season will premiere on Netflix on January 18th. Until then, lets all just remember the good times of coming home from school and following Carmen around the world by watching this YouTube video of her finally getting caught.