Enola Holmes was a franchise Netflix accidentally stumbled into after Warner Bros. Pictures decided it wasn't worth holding onto until theaters reopened in 2020. As a franchise series of movies, it's perfect fare for Netflix, starring three of its biggest stars from three of its biggest franchises — Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Helena Bonham Carter. And though it might not be a big screen draw, the family-friendly version of Sherlock Holmes for teen girls is the perfect thing for streaming at home or over and over on weekends.
It took Netflix a bit to wrangle the rights to make a sequel, but the new installment is coming in November, and the adventure continues for the younger sister of the World's Most Famous Detective. Enola has a new problem to solve, one that has nothing to do with dead bodies or crime but with how to find her way out of the shadow of her older brother. Thankfully, her oldest brother, Mycroft, is off and out of her hair. But Sherlock is not only taking all of her cases, but his and hers are starting to intersect. Can the two put sibling rivalry aside and solve the case?
Check out the first trailer for the brand new sequel, which was released as the opener for Netflix's TUDUM presentation on Saturday.
Here's the synopsis for the new film, titled Enola Holmes 2.
Fresh off the triumph of solving her first case, Enola Holmes follows in the footsteps of her famous brother, Sherlock, and opens her own agency — only to find that life as a female detective-for-hire isn’t as easy as it seems. Resigned to accepting the cold realities of adulthood, she is about to close shop when a penniless matchstick girl offers Enola her first official job: to find her missing sister. But this case proves to be far more puzzling than expected, as Enola is thrown into a dangerous new world — from London’s sinister factories and colorful music halls, to the highest echelons of society and 221B Baker Street itself. As the sparks of a deadly conspiracy ignite, Enola must call upon the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel her mystery. The game, it seems, has found its feet again!
Brown, Cavill, and Bonham-Carter reprise their roles as Enola, Sherlock, and Eudora Holmes in the new film. (Sorry, Mycroft fans.) Also back from the first film: Louis Partridge (Versailles), who returns as Enola's puppy love interest, Viscount Tewkesbury, Adeel Akhtar (Sherwood) as Lestrade, and Susie Wokoma (Cheaters) as the fictionalized version of the real-life British suffragette, Edith Margaret Garrud. Newcomers to the cast include David Thewlis (The Sandman) and Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Sex Education). Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag) once again directed from a script by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials).
Enola Holmes 2 premieres on Netflix on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.