Everyone’s favorite crimson criminal, Carmen Sandiego, is getting the live-action treatment. Netflix has announced a feature film based on the beloved character is in the works, along with who will be starring as The Lady in Red.
According to Deadline, Golden Globe-winning actress Gina Rodriguez will play Sandiego and produce the project through her I Can and I Will company. Rodriguez is best known for her starring role in the CW series Jane the Virgin. She was also recently seen on the big screen in Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Annihilation.
The upcoming film has no set release date but marks the second Carmen Sandiego project for the streaming service. Last year, Netflix revealed an animated series based on the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt property would be arriving in 2019. Fittingly, Rodriguez will also voice Sandiego for the 20-episode series, alongside Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard.
Both the feature film and series will focus on Sandiego’s origins as a globe-trotting thief and the ACME Detective Agency that works tirelessly to capture her.
While the Carmen Sandiego story has been adapted for novels and television series in the past, the property began as a set of educational computer games created by Broderbund Software in the mid-1980s. In the point-and-click mystery games, players would solve crimes to locate Sandiego’s whereabouts. The primary goal was to teach players geography, but later titles in the series also had Sandiego travel through time and space to further expand on the educational opportunities.