Netflix dropped all 10 episodes of Carmen Sandiego in one go to be binge-watched over the weekend today (January 18). The show is led by Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez, who plays the eponymous Carmen Sandiego. Here’s a look at who else in the cast of the animated series, which follows on from a series of popular video games and TV shows in the 80s and 90s.
A plot synopsis for Carmen Sandiego reads: “Carmen is a modern day Robin Hood traveling the globe and stealing from V.I.L.E. and giving back to its victims.
“Carmen is publicly perceived as a criminal by most law enforcement agencies – correction, make that a master criminal due to the sheer scale and theatricality of her heists.
“We will follow her escapades and get to determine not only where but WHO in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”
Who is in the cast of Carmen Sandiego on Netflix?
Carmen Sandiego – Gina Rodriguez
Gina Rodriguez lends her voice to the defiant thief-turned-heroine Carmen Sandiego, who quickly realises the impact of her crimes on the victims.
Rodriguez is best known for playing the lead in Jane the Virgin which earned her a Golden Globe and numerous other accolades.
Along with Jane the Virgin, Rodriguez has also starred in sci-fi horror Annihilation, Deepwater Horizon and Ferdinand.
Player – Finn Wolfhard
Finn Wolfhard stars as Player, Carmen’s number two and her geeky sidekick who helps her pull off her heists.
Wolfhard is no stranger to screens, most notably for his role as Mike Wheeler in Netflix hit Stranger Things as well as a role in the remake of Stephen King’s IT.
Sheena/Tigress – Kari Wahlgren
Seasoned voice star Kari Wahlgren takes on the part of Sheena/Tigress.
Wahlgren has appeared in everything from Teen Titans to Kung-Fu Panda and Rick and Morty.
Ivy – Abby Trott
Veteran voice actress Abby Trott will be taking on the role of Ivy in the series.
Trott has been in a long list of projects that include Treehouse Detectives, Lego Friends, and Transformers: Power of the Primes.
Cookie Booker – Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno who voiced the original Carmen Sandiego in the animated series will be having a cameo of sorts in the show as Cookie Booker.
During her career, Moreno has had roles on Broadway and appeared in Hollywood films The Toast of New Orleans and Singin’ in the Rain.
She also had a supporting role in the 1956 film version of The King and I.
Other cast members include Michael Hawley as Zack, Michael Goldsmith as Gray/Crackle, Sharon Muthu as Dr. Bellum and Agent Zari, Rafael Petardi as Chase Devineaux, Charlet Chung as Julia Argent, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Coach Brunt, Paul Nakauchi as Shadowsan, Toks Olagundoye as Countess Cleo, Andrew Pifko as Antonio/El Topo, Bernardo De Paula as Jean Paul/Le Chevre, and Liam O’Brien as Professor Maelstrom and the Cleaners, Vlad and Boris.
Carmen Sandiego is available to watch on Netflix now