Those who are pining for some more teenage sleuthing are in luck, as Netflix have finally confirmed that a sequel to Enola Holmes is in the works, and that Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill are both returning.
The first film, released last year, had the biggest first day on Netflix in 2020 and was watched in a recorded 76 million households after being available to stream for almost four weeks. All this is according to Netflix themselves, but it’s still no surprise a sequel is already beginning pre-production. Writer Jack Thorne and director Harry Bradbeer are also returning for the sequel.
The first film was based on Nancy Springer‘s The Enola Holmes Mysteries, and revolved around the sister of Sherlock Holmes trying to solve the mystery of why her brother has gone missing. The plot of the sequel has not yet been revealed, nor has a filming date been announced.
But there are six books in The Enola Holmes Mysteries series and the first movie followed the plot of the debut novel – The Case Of The Missing Marquess – so there’s a good chance that the second film will be an adaptation of the second novel.
Brown is one of Netflix’s home-grown stars, having also been a major cog in Stranger Things. She’s started to have success outside of the streamer too, having appeared in Godzilla vs. Kong this year. She previously stated about a sequel:
“I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family! Enola holds a special place in my heart — she’s strong, fearless, intelligent and brave. I look forward to fans seeing how her journey continues!”
Now that Brown and Cavill are confirmed to reprise their roles from the first film, expect plot details, a start date, and maybe even a title to follow shortly. And if this movie is also successful, don’t be surprised if Netflix become interested in adapting all six of Springer’s novels.