The Enola Holmes sequel is being developed and produced by Legendary in partnership with Netflix after Netflix acquired the worldwide rights, ex-China, to the first film from Legendary last year.
Emmy and BAFTA winner Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve, Ramy) will return to direct, as will wBAFTA and Tony Award-winning writer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts).
The producers include Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes; and Millie Bobby Brown and Paige Brown through their PCMA Productions shingle. The executive producers are Legendary’s Joshua Grode; Michael Dreyer; Harry Bradbeer; and Jack Thorne.
Enola Holmes puts a dynamic female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family.
Based on the beloved Edgar-nominated book series, the films tell the story of Sherlock Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her famous siblings.
The film is 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.
Released globally by Netflix last year, an estimated 76 million households watched Enola Holmes in the first 28 days.
In the first movie, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes the morning of her 16th birthday to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why.
After a free-spirited childhood, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both set on sending her away to a finishing school for “proper” young ladies.
Refusing to follow their wishes, Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. But when her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), Enola becomes a super-sleuth in her own right, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history.
Enola Holmes is a dynamic new mystery-adventure that introduces the world’s greatest detective to his fiercest competition yet: his teenage sister.