Netflix has announced that Enola Holmes stars Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, The Witcher) will be reprising their roles as Enola and Sherlock Holmes in the newly announced sequel that is being developed and produced by Legendary in partnership with Netflix after the streamer acquired the worldwide rights to the first feature from Legendary last year.
Emmy and BAFTA-winner Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve, Ramy) will return to direct the sequel. BAFTA and Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts) will also return to write Enola Holmes 2 after penning the first film.
Released globally by Netflix last year and based on Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Enola Holmes tells the story of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her brilliant siblings. When her mother mysteriously disappears on her 16th birthday, Enola seeks help from her older brothers. But soon realizing they’re less interested in solving the case than in packing her off to finishing school, Enola does the only thing a smart, resourceful, and fearless young 1880s woman can do… she runs away to London to find her. Meeting a cast of memorable characters along the way, Enola’s caught in the middle of a conspiracy that could alter the course of political history. Enola Holmes puts a dynamic new female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family.
Along with Brown and Cavill, the first film also starred Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games films, Me Before You), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Les Miserables), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Harry Potter films), Frances de la Tour (Into the Woods, Harry Potter films), Louis Partridge (Medici), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Year of the Rabbit), and two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter films).
The Enola Holmes sequel is produced by Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, and Ali Mendes, along with Millie Bobby Brown and Paige Brown through their PCMA Productions shingle. Executive producers include Legendary’s Joshua Grode; Michael Dreyer; Harry Bradbeer; and Jack Thorne.