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Enola Holmes 2 - What We Know So Far

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters ever created with dozens of the world's finest actors portraying him in film and television over the years. We've seen him be serious, funny, and everything in between, solving Europe's most convoluted cases while offering the occasional quip every step of the way. As such, it only makes sense to change things up and give a different Holmes some time in the sun, and Netflix was more than happy to oblige. 

"Enola Holmes," which is based on a book series following Sherlock's younger sister, was a massive hit for the streaming platform and gave star Millie Bobby Brown time to make an impression on audiences outside of "Stranger Things." Sherlock is still around, played by Henry Cavill, but he largely sticks to the background, allowing his sister to solve the mystery at the heart of the film: the disappearance of their mother. 

Similar to Sherlock's seemingly endless source of mysteries, Enola is never lacking in cases to solve; therefore, it shouldn't have come as a surprise to hear that Netflix had moved forward with "Enola Holmes 2." If you couldn't get enough of the twists, turns, and revelations of the first film, here's everything you need to know about the sequel, which premiered on November 4. 

Who's in the cast for Enola Holmes 2?

According to a May 2021 dispatch from The Hollywood Reporter, Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill quickly signed on to reprise their characters of Enola and Sherlock Holmes for the sequel. Per a Collider report, filming of "Enola Holmes 2" finished up in January 2022. Franchise fans also learned that other actors had returned, including Louis Partridge as Viscount Tewkesbury, Adeel Akhtar as Inspector Lestrade, Susan Wokoma as Edith, and Helena Bonham Carter as Enola's mother, Eudoria Holmes.

A slew of new actors join the Victorian cinematic world of "Enola Holmes" in the sequel. Sharon Duncan-Brewster ("Dune") and Hannah Dodd ("Eternals") both landed roles, as did David Thewlis, best known for his work in "Wonder Woman" and the "Harry Potter" series.

In addition to the return of most major cast members from the first film, we also have the return of chief creatives: Screenwriter Jack Thorne and director Harry Bradbeer came back to work on "Enola Holmes 2," as did producers Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, and Ali Mendes.

What's the plot of Enola Holmes 2?

The first "Enola Holmes" film draws a great deal of influence from the first book in Nancy Springer's "Enola Holmes Mysteries" series, "The Case of the Missing Marquess," focusing on Enola's efforts to locate her missing mother and get her bearings as an ace private detective. There are five other books in the series, so there's a ton of source material at the filmmakers' disposal, but for "Enola Holmes 2," the creatives opted to go a totally original route.

In August 2022, Entertainment Weekly revealed the plot of "Enola Holmes 2." Following the Victorian action of the first film, Enola, confident in her investigative skills, follows in her brother Sherlock's footsteps and opens a detective agency on her own. Her first big case, and the one that forms the main plot of "Enola Holmes 2," is that of a young girl who works in a match factory and hires Enola to find her missing sister. That sends Enola into a chase across London, taking her to both the industrial parts of town and the rarified circles of the powerful elite. Original "Enola Holmes" screenwriter Jack Thorne penned the script based on a story by director Harry Bradbeer.

Is there a trailer for Enola Holmes 2?

About nine months after production officially wrapped on "Enola Holmes 2," and just six weeks before the film was scheduled to debut, Netflix released the first trailer starring its homegrown "Stranger Things" superstar, Millie Bobby Brown. It kicks off with a couple of offended police officers chasing Enola Holmes through a Victorian London neighborhood to the tune of Mallory Merk's cover of Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl," before the hotshot detective turns to the camera to let the audience know she's in a pickle — indicating that "Enola Holmes 2" will feature plenty of fourth-wall-breaking narration like its predecessor. 

The trailer further sets up the film by explaining that Enola has opened a detective agency all her own, but struggles to gain a foothold owing to sexism, ageism, and the shadow of Sherlock Holmes. But that all changes when Enola receives her first big case, that of a missing girl. "Enola Holmes 2" includes a larger role for Sherlock (Cavill) this time around, as a case that's stumped the famous detective may be darkly linked to the one vexing his sister.