Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown are returning in a sequel to the film Enola Holmes which 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.
“I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family!” said Millie Bobby Brown in a statement. “Enola holds a special place in my heart – she’s strong, fearless, intelligent and brave. I look forward to fans seeing how her journey continues!”
“The sequel is afoot! Which loosely translates to ‘it’s on!'” posted Henry Cavill on his Instagram Story.
Emmy and BAFTA-winner Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve, Ramy) is directing.
The script is being written by BAFTA and Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts) who penned the first film will return to write the sequel.
76 million households watched Enola Holmes
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 76m households chose Enola Holmes in the first 28 days.
Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes are producing with Millie Bobby Brown and Paige Brown through their PCMA Productions shingle.
Executive Producers include Legendary’s Joshua Grode, Michael Dreyer, Harry Bradbeer, and Jack Thorne.