Enola Holmes 2 is said to be happening at Netflix, with Millie Bobby Brown reprising her titular role and Henry Cavill as the renowned private detective, Sherlock Holmes. Now, it seems like the plan is becoming even clearer after recent reports surfaced that the sequel is in development.
Back in September 2020, both Brown and director Harry Bradbeer expressed their interest in doing Enola Holmes 2. Yet, no further details have been revealed until just recently, with the second movie reported to be in development as of April 2021.
Prior to the reports of the sequel, Bradbeer said in a past interview with Deadline that the decision for the sequel "has got to be made" and it would be "really exciting" if that happens. Brown, who also serves as the film's producer, added that "there's more of the story to be told."
The actress explained that the story of the titular character is not yet over, especially since she isn't grown up. Her story has no conclusion at the moment as she is someone who continues to evolve. Brown assured that "there's definitely more to be shown on screen" and the sequel "has to happen."
In terms of the casting list, Brown and Cavill are said to be reprising their respective roles in Enola Holmes 2. However, Sam Clafin wasn't listed in the returning cast members. Still, there's hope the actor is coming back as Mycroft Holmes, the oldest of the siblings.
The cast of the first movie includes Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes, Louis Partridge as Tewkesbury, Burn Gorman as Linthorn, Adeel Akhtar as Lestrade, Susie Wokoma as Edith, and Fiona Shaw as Miss Harrison. There's no confirmation if all of them are coming back in the sequel.
As for the story of Enola Holmes 2, it is expected that the sequel will follow the story in other books in the series. The first movie is based on The Case of the Missing Marquess, and the second outing might be adapted from either The Case of the Left-Handed Lady or The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets.
In Case of the Left-Handed Lady, the titular character goes on a journey to find Lady Cecily Allistair. The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets, on the other hand, sees the youngest Holmes working with Sherlock to locate the missing Dr. John Watson.
Since Enola Holmes 2 is still in development, fans can't expect it to arrive anytime soon on Netflix. Most of the cast members are committed to other projects on the streaming platform, with Brown working on Stranger Things and Cavill on The Witcher.