Netflix Series Stars Gina Rodriguez As "Badass Latina" Carmen Sandiego
"Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?"
She's got her own show on Netflix starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin, Miss Bala) as the infamous, world-traveling super-thief.
Chances are if you were born in the 80s or even 90s, you played Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? in your school's computer lab, tracking the elusive Carmen and her henchmen throughout the world.
But who is Carmen? What's her backstory? Where did she come from and how did she become the world's greatest thief? On Netflix's new show, we get to find out.
Gina Rodriguez plays the anti-heroine, commenting in a recent interview:
“Carmen gets to travel to so many different places all over the world, and you see her empathy and desire to learn other people’s languages and cultures and religions, and she teaches that."
“Many Latina characters are secondary characters, but with Carmen Sandiego, we have this badass Latina character,” says video game blogger and computer engineer Martha Vargas Aponte.