Netflix has confirmed an Enola Holmes sequel — Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill will reprise their roles
Netflix has announced an Enola Holmes sequel, but little detail has come out so far. There’s no suggestion of filming dates, so we expect this won’t appear until the second-half of 2022 at the earliest. There are some details available.
Director Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve, Ramy) returns, as does writer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts). There’s no word on any other cast apart from Brown and Cavill, both of whom have other filming commitments for Netflix (Stranger Things and The Witcher).
We also have some interesting statistics — an estimated 76m households chose Enola Holmes in the first 28 days of its release. It’s clear why Netflix would be keen to continue the franchise. The films are based on Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated book series, The Enola Holmes Mysteries which is comprised of six books in total. The first and fifth books in the series were nominated for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010, respectively. At one point the Conan Doyle estate decided to take legal action over the portrayal of Sherlock in the first film, but the parties agreed to dismiss the action last December (eg see this report from The Verge). It’s worth noting the final Sherlock Holmes stories become public domain the next few years.