Enola Holmes was a surprise hit when it released back in 2019 – there weren’t particularly high hopes for the Sherlock Holmes spin off, but the combo of a winning cast led by Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown and a fun adventure of a story made it one of of Netflix‘s biggest original films. So it’s no surprise that a sequel is on the way, set for release this weekend.

The films are both based off the book series of the same name, in which Enola strives to get out of her brother’s shadow and become her own person, becoming a detective specialising in finding people who’ve gone missing.

Bobby Brown once again dons Victorian fashion for the lead role of Enola, with the Holmes sibling now something of an established amateur detective in London. While the first film saw her trying to find her lost mother and teaming up with a young runaway lord, the sequel finds Enola being hired by a young girl working in a match factory to try and locate her missing sister. However, things aren’t as simple as they seem – and Enola is drawn into a chase all across the city, mingling with the most glitzy of high society and navigating London’s seedy underbelly.

Cast wise, Witcher star Henry Cavill returns to play Sherlock – who in this incarnation is an up-and-coming celebrity already renowned for his private detective work, and advises his promising younger sister. Also returning from the first film is Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Enola’s mother Eudoria, a mentor and teacher to her daughter. Though Enola found her again in the previous film, there were still some questions left hanging over Eudoria’s disappearance, and the sequel is set to go into more detail about her mother’s mysterious side.

Meanwhile, Adeel Akhtar reprises his role as Inspector Lestrade, and Louis Partridge returns as Viscount Tewkesbury. David Thewlis joins the franchise in an so far unnamed role as a shady police officer, with Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Hannah Dodd and Abbie Hern also coming aboard. In addition to starring, Bobby Brown is also a producer and helped shape the direction the film would end up going- the sequel is described as being grittier and more London focused than the first, with Enola experiencing a more working class world.

Enola Holmes 2 will hit Netflix on the 4th November, and you can watch the first one here. In the meantime, for more that’s streaming right now, check out our November streaming guide.


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