After gaining much audience acclaim for the film, Millie Bobby Brown comes back to give more of Sherlock's brilliant detective sister Enola Holmes.
Detective films are always a great flick to watch, but having a period-detective film become a comfort movie is not common. Enola Holmes straddles many concepts including suffrage, racism, oppression and most of all familial tension. The first film kicked off when our protagonist Enola Holmes finds the house devoid of sound, her mother gone. What she did leave for her were just some paintings of flowers and clues to find her.
Following these crumbs, she plans to go to London, hoping for the large city to render her anonymous. On the train ride to London, she meets the boy Tewkesbury, who completely throws off her plan and instead they have to take the longer route to London. Now entwined with a missing family member, political changes in the city and a deep power in the underbelly controlling these factors, Enola Holmes managed to solve the case (before Sherlock) and set her sights on becoming a full-fledged detective like her brother.
The story is likely to focus on Enola’s adventures as a detective doing her first case. The description reads, “Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends – and Sherlock himself – to unravel.” According to Digital Spy, it sounds quite similar to the second book in the series about Enola Holmes titled, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer.
The writer Harry Bradbeer mentioned how he wanted to make this film a little different: "I wanted this story to be a grittier one. I wanted to introduce her to working-class girls in a working-class world. I wanted it to be a completely new world for Enola, so she was more out of her depth."
Of course, Millie Bobby Brown will be coming back as the titular character, Louis Partridge reprising his role as Tewkesbury and Henry Cavill coming back as Sherlock Holmes.
And to mention Helena Bonham Carter, Adeel Akhtar and Susan Wokoma are back as Eudoria Holmes, Lestrade and Edith, respectively. While some new actors like Sharon Duncan-Brewster, David Thewlis, Hannah Dodd, Abbie Hern, Gabriel Tierney and Serrana Su-Ling Bliss will be there in this installment. All we know so far is that Thewlis is playing a shady cop, while Duncan-Brewster is playing a mysterious character with ties to the case that Enola is investigating.
Enola Holmes 2 will be coming to Netflix on November 4, 2022.
Enola Holmes is streaming on Netflix