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Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown sign on for Enola Holmes sequel

May 13th, 2021 by Marc Comments

It looks like Netflix is seeing its Millie Bobby Brown-starring movie, Enola Holmes, as the beginning of a franchise.

The streamer has announced that Brown and Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill will reprise their roles of Enola and her big brother Sherlock Holmes, for a sequel movie – both stars are already part of Netflix’s biggest successes with Brown starring in Stranger Things and Cavill in the Witcher, so the streamer seems keen to work with them both.

The first movie was based on Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries – there’s six so far – so there’s plenty of material to be worked on and developed down the line.

Honestly, I was looking forward to the first movie but found it truly forgettable fluff – I genuinely can’t recall what it was about – but it was a hit for Netflix and seemed to be well received by family viewers, so it’s not surprising that Netflix is going all-in on this universe.

When her mother mysteriously disappears on her 16th birthday, Enola seeks help from her older brothers. But soon realizing they’re less interested in solving the case than in packing her off to finishing school, Enola does the only thing a smart, resourceful, and fearless young 1880s woman can do… she runs away to London to find her. Meeting a cast of memorable characters along the way, Enola’s caught in the middle of a conspiracy that could alter the course of political history. Enola Holmes puts a dynamic new female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family.

Harry Bradbeer directed Enola Holmes with a screenplay from Jack Thorne, the Tony-winning author of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It also starred Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games films, Me Before You), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Les Miserables), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Harry Potter films), Frances de la Tour (Into the Woods, Harry Potter films), Louis Partridge (Medici), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Year of the Rabbit), and two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter films).

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….