Millie Bobby Brown Double Digest: 'Damsel' & 'Enola Holmes 3'

Millie Bobby Brown will star in Netflix's upcoming 'Damsel' while 'Enola Holmes' sets up for another sequel

Millie Bobby Brown will star in Netflix's upcoming 'Damsel' while 'Enola Holmes' sets up for another sequel


As the current most successful streaming service, Netflix has a lot of original programming and films to market to viewers over the year; a task made difficult by the sheer glut of entertainment and information that pours forth from the internet on a daily basis. Where once, something like a once-a-cycle event like San Diego Comic-Con would be enough to announce a full lineup, soup to nuts, the streaming service now has multiple events throughout the year, primarily aimed at the younger, more tuned-in viewers, who hungrily devour trailers on YouTube and their favorite celebs on Instagram. "Geeked Week," which just concluded, is one such run of announcements aimed at Netflix's nerdier properties. Most of what they rolled out is American-made and American-focused, but when it comes to the films featuring U.K. star Millie Bobby Brown, it's all British-based fantasy.

For those who are not super keyed into Netflix, Brown is one of their true child star finds. Cast in a little-promoted sci-fi series called Stranger Things at the age of 11, she has been not only the series' biggest breakout celebrity but also the savviest behind the scenes as well. She's used her relationship with Netflix to build an empire, securing the rights to projects she wants to star in, surrounding herself with A-list talent, and staying true to her British sensibilities. She turned the Enola Holmes books into a mega-franchise, and she's now set to lead the film Damsel, a twisted fairy tale where she plays the ultimate self-rescuing princess.

Geeked Week opened with the first hints of Stranger Things' final season, which Brown has made clear she is all too eager to be finished with so that she can stop being viewed as a child actor and get on with transitioning to adult work. It hit the completely unsurprising news announcement a third Enola Holmes film was underway mid-week, and it closed out by dropping the Damsel trailer.

Here's the film's official logline:

A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive.

Brown stars as Princess Elodie, the aforementioned "dutiful damsel" who discovers that agreeing to marry a prince without reading the terms and conditions is never advisable. She co-stars alongside Nick Robinson (Love Victor) as her jerk of a Prince and a raft of A-list talent, including Ray Winstone (The Departed), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Mrs. Davis), Angela Bassett (Black Panther), Robin Wright (House of Cards), and Brooke Carter (The Alienist). The film is directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and written by Dan Mazeau (Fast X); Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Chris Castaldi, and Morgan Bushe produce, with Emily Wolfe co-producing. Millie Bobby Brown is executive producer, along with Robert Brown for PCMA Productions, Mark Bomback, Mazeau, Zack Roth, and Sue Baden-Powell.

Enola Holmes 3 has not announced its cast yet, but it is assumed that Brown will once again co-star alongside her A-list team of Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Himesh Patel, Louis Partridge, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and Susan Wokoma. Further details to come. Brown once again executive produces on that project as well.

Damsel is confirmed to debut on Netflix in 2024. Enola Holmes 3 is more likely to arrive in 2025, alongside the final episodes of Stranger Things.


Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff, and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found on MSNBC, Paste, Primetimer, and others. 

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