Enola Holmes 2: Release Date, Cast, And More

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Among the rare good things to come out of 2020 was "Enola Holmes," a film that manages to blend the millennial energy of "Dickinson" with the introspective, fourth wall-breaking of "Fleabag" (the latter of which, by no coincidence, shared its director with the movie in Harry Bradbeer). The high-spirited mystery-adventure tells the story of tenacious sleuth Enola Holmes, a character who was created by author Nancy Springer and is technically Sherlock Holmes' sister in the official Arthur Conan Doyle canon now. Yay for the public domain!

Leading the way as Enola in the film version is "Stranger Things" veteran Millie Bobby Brown, with Henry Cavill co-starring as an atypically polite and empathetic Sherlock — a matter that, oddly enough, was once at the heart of a since-resolved lawsuit filed by the Doyle estate. Both will return in the upcoming sequel, simply titled "Enola Holmes 2," along with several other cast and crew members from the original film. Here's everything we know now that Enola is back on the case once more.

When and where to watch Enola Holmes 2

"Enola Holmes 2" is officially scheduled to begin streaming globally on Netflix starting on November 4, 2022. Whereas the first movie in the series was developed by Legendary Pictures with the intention of being released theatrically by Warner Bros., the "Enola Holmes" sequel was greenlit by Netflix and will likely only play in select theaters for a week or so prior to hitting the streamer.

As you may recall, "Enola Holmes" was one of many films that saw its plans for a theatrical run scuttled by the pandemic in 2020, only to head straight to streaming instead. With everyone stuck at home, Netflix subscribers tuned in to make it one of the service's most-watched new releases of the year (and bear in mind, that's based on actual data from third-parties, not Netflix's shady in-house metrics). Now that theaters are fully up and going again (though the pandemic itself carries on, no matter how much some like to pretend it's over), it will be interesting to see how the sequel fares under the circumstances.

What is Enola Holmes 2 about?

The official synopsis for "Enola Holmes 2" reads as follows:

Fresh off the triumph of solving her first case, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) follows in the footsteps of her famous brother, Sherlock (Henry Cavill), 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!

The cast and crew for Enola Holmes 2

Among those joining Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill in the "Enola Holmes 2" cast are "Enola Holmes" stars Helena Bonham Carter as Enola and Sherlock's mother, Eudoria; Adeel Akhtar as detective inspector Lestrade; Susie Wokoma as Enola's jujutsu instructor and Eudoria's fellow suffragette, Edith; and Louis Partridge as Enola's friend and would-be romantic interest, Tewkesbury. Also onboard are David Thewlis and Sharon Duncan-Brewster, both of whom recently played key roles in "The Sandman" series on Netflix and Denis Villeneuve's "Dune: Part One," respectively.

The "Enola Holmes 2" crew is similarly composed of many of the same people who worked on the first movie, including director Harry Bradbeer, writer Jack Thorne (who shares story credit with Bradbeer on the sequel), director of photography Giles Nuttgens, costume designer Consolata Boyle, production designer Michael Carlin, and composer Daniel Pemberton. Fingers crossed that the team succeeds in recreating the effervescent alchemy of the original film while perhaps also improving in the areas where it fell a little short.