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Carmen Sandiego steals from thieves in first Netflix trailer

By Jacob Oller
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Carmen Sandiego’s first Netflix series will hit the streaming service on Jan. 18, but it’s not asking where in the world the edutainment genre’s most famous thief is — it’s asking who she is.

Starring Gina Rodriguez as the titular character, repositioned as a heroic thief stealing from other thieves, Carmen Sandiego looks to flesh out the character before she invades every facet of media with an upcoming live-action film. And now, with the first trailer, fans can begin figuring out details surrounding the mysterious red-clad antihero.

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After attending V.I.L.E. Academy for professional thieves, Sandiego aced her classes and faced moral dilemmas — dilemmas that have led her to reevaluate her life and her quest to steal everything that’s not nailed down. Teaming up with Player, a techy kid voiced by Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard, she’s stealing artifacts so that V.I.L.E. doesn’t get their hands on them.

The trailer explains her long red coat (filled with tools) and her constant travels (always off to stop the next attempt by an international organization), introducing a few characters past and present along the way. It’ll be fun to see which make the transition to live-action along with Rodriguez.

Fans can began their search when Carmen Sandiego arrives on Jan. 18.