An Enola Holmes sequel is finally in the works!
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of May 14, 2021.
Great news fans! Enola Holmes is officially getting a sequel!
Bradbeer's Enola Holmes was the fresh take on the legendary Holmes detective series we didn't know we needed.
Starring Stranger Thing's Millie Bobby Brown and The Witcher's Henry Cavill among the star-studded cast, the film was a delightful approach to putting the Holmes lesser-known sister into the spotlight.
After a well-received release on September 23, 2020, we are very happy to know that the young detective slash decipherer is coming back for more.
Here's everything we know so far.
Even before Netflix confirmed the sequel, Enola Holmes star Millie Bobby Brown is already convinced the story isn't over for her young Holmes character.
"There's more of the story to be told. The story isn't over yet. She isn't grown up, there's no conclusion. I think she'll forever be someone who is always evolving, but there's definitely more to be shown on screen," Brown told Deadline.
Indeed, there are more things left to explore, and though the first film pretty much wrapped up the overarching plot nicely, there are still a lot of possible storylines left to cover a sequel.
Finally, on May 14, 2021, Enola herself shared the great news:
"the sequel is afoot #EnolaHolmes2," Brown announced on Instagram.
Warning: Spoilers Below
In the final moments of the first film, we saw a much braver and purpose-driven Enola following a quick reunion with her mother.
After saving Tewkesbury, Enola continues to look for her missing mother. Finally, she gets a coded reply from a newspaper that tells her to go to the Royal Academy that night.
The wise Enola deduced that her mom did not send the coded message. Thinking it might be a trap set up by her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft, Enola decides to disguise herself as a newspaper seller and went to the meeting place to confirm her suspicions, which turned out to be true.
Sherlock and Mycroft head home disappointed, but Sherlock spotted Enola's toy (the pinecone she named Dash), which tells him that their youngest sister was there. However, Sherlock chooses to give Enola her freedom and did not look for her anymore.
Enola returned to her room and was surprised to find her mother, Eudora, waiting for her.
Eudora explained why she had to leave and why she must leave again to keep Enola safe.
Before the film ended, Enola delivered a final monologue about finding her path just like the rest of the family.
"I now see that being alone doesn't mean I have to be lonely. Mother never wanted that. She wanted me to find my freedom, my future, my purpose."
"I am a detective, I am a decipherer, and I am a finder of lost souls. My life is my own. And the future is up to us."
If a sequel ever happens, we are expecting to see Enola solve more cases. Albeit, Sherlock and Mycroft must be prepared for their paths will surely cross with Enola's at some point. By then, their headstrong youngest sister would be smarter, stronger, and braver than ever and might beat them in solving a few cases.
Aside from Enola, there is also plenty to explore about Eudora's character.
"I know quite a bit which I can't divulge. But I'm excited about the other things that she's going to do. She's such an extraordinary character that we're going to dig out some more secrets about her," Director Harry Bradbeer told Decider.
There is no release date so far.
It's worth noting that Enola Holmes was supposed to have a theatrical release before Netflix picked the film up. Hence, we are already expecting the streaming giant to be more involved in the production of the sequel. The earliest possible time for a sequel to arrive is 2022.
We will keep you posted with the updates.
THR already confirmed that Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill have signed on to reprise their characters of Enola and Sherlock Holmes, respectively, for the upcoming sequel.
The following cast members are also likely to reprise their roles for the next installment.
Sam Claflin is likely to return as one of the Sherlock siblings, Mycroft, along with the iconic Helena Bonham Carter as the Holmes' matriarch, Eudora Holmes.
We are not sure if Louis Partridge will be back as Tewkesbury after he and Enola parted ways towards the end of the first film, although it would be easy to set the two up again if the director and writers want to.
Make sure to stick around so we could keep you posted with the latest casting news in the future.
We will leave you with the first film's official trailer while waiting for Enola Holmes sequel to finish production. You can still stream Enola Holmes on Netflix.