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Enola Holmes 2 release date: Cast, plot and news about the Netflix sequel

Sherlock’s sleuthing sister is returning for a sequel!

Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes in Enola Holmes 2.

Millie Bobby Brown will soon be back on our screen as our favourite corset-wearing, fourth-wall-breaking heroine in Enola Holmes 2.

The Netflix sequel, as well as the first movie, follows the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes as she goes to great lengths to establish herself as a detective.

Brown recently revealed that the fourth wall breaks in Enola Holmes 2 caused her to have nightmares about bringing the habit to the final season of Stranger Things.

At a Q&A during the film’s premiere in New York, Brown said (via Today): “While filming, I had a dream that I was on the set of Stranger Things, and I couldn’t stop looking at the camera.

“And now, I have this deep-rooted fear that now I will never stop looking at the camera. So now, I’m so obsessed with it.”

Fans were previously treated to a first trailer for the sequel, as well as some first-look images showing the cast in action (below).

Released as part of Netflix’s global TUDUM event, the footage teased what’s in store for Enola as she sets up her own detective agency and lands a case involving a missing girl after she is initially rebuffed by an assortment of potential clients.

The footage also gives us a first look at her famous brother Sherlock (Henry Cavill), as it becomes apparent that a case he is working on is somehow connected with her own mystery.

As was the case for the first movie, the sequel is based on Nancy Springer’s book series, The Enola Holmes Mysterieswith the story for this one stemming from the novel The Case of the Left-Handed Lady.

Alongside Brown and Cavill, other returning characters include Louis Partridge as Tewkesbury, Helena Bonham Carter as Enola’s mother Eudoria, Adeel Akhtar as Lestrade and Susan Wokoma as Edith.

Here’s everything we know so far about Enola Holmes 2, from which stars are returning for the sequel to what it’ll be about.

Enola Holmes 2 UK release date: When is the film coming out on Netflix?

Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes and Susan Wokoma as Edith in Enola Holmes 2.

Enola Holmes will land on Netflix on 4th November 2022 in the UK. We can’t wait!

Netflix announced that the Enola Holmes sequel had officially finished filming back in January 2022, releasing a short behind-the-scenes clip of Louis Partridge wrapping his scenes.

The clip, shared on Twitter in January 2022, confirms that teenage detective Enola’s love interest Tewkesbury (played by Partridge) will officially return for the film, following speculation about whether his storyline would continue.

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Enola Holmes 2 cast

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Enola Holmes stars Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the titular role, and Henry Cavill (Sherlock Holmes) are officially returning for this follow-up film. It wouldn’t be much of a sequel if the Enola Holmes herself didn’t feature.

It’s no surprise that Millie Bobby Brown is back for the sequel, having told EW last year that she “fell in love” with the character.

“I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, I’ll just do one movie, like, obviously…’ and then as soon as I went on set and I played [Enola], I fell in love with her, and she became part of my heart.

“Ultimately, this has been my favorite thing that I’ve ever done in my life,” she said. “So to do it all over again would be a dream.”

Meanwhile Louis Partridge will also be reprising his role as Tewkesbury, who was established as a love interest for Enola in the first film.

Partridge previously hinted at his involvement in the sequel with a recent comment on Millie Bobby Brown’s Instagram post announcing Enola Holmes 2. “The sequel is afoot #EnolaHolmes2,” she captioned a behind-the-scenes pic from the first film, while Partridge commented underneath with a cryptic winking emoji.

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It’s not yet know how many scenes he’ll feature in in the sequel. However, with the first film laying the foundations for a potential romance between Enola and Tewkesbury, we wouldn’t be surprised if he made a cameo at least.

As for the supporting cast, we don’t know for certain who else from the first movie will be reprising their role for Enola Holmes 2, but hopefully Sam Claflin and Helena Bonham Carter will be back to play Enola’s strict older brother Mycroft and her free-spirited, suffragette mother Eudoria respectively.

It would make sense for Adeel Akhtar to return as Lestrade and Susie Wokoma as Edith, however, there may be no need for the return of Hattie Morahan (Lady Tewkesbury), David Bamber (Sir Whimbrel Tewkesbury), Frances de la Tour (The Dowager) or Fiona Shaw (Miss Harrison) to return, especially with Enola set to move onto another mystery.

What happened in the first Enola Holmes movie?

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The first film in the franchise introduces viewers to Enola Holmes – the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes – who lives with their mother Eudoria in late-1800s England. Homeschooled her whole life by her mother, who taught her to be an independent, thinking young woman, Enola wakes up on her 16th birthday to find her mother missing with just birthday gifts left behind.

While Sherlock and Mycroft arrive to send Enola away to finishing school, Enola finds a secret message in the flower cards left by her mother and runs away, boarding a train whilst dressed as a man. On the train, she meets Viscount Tewkesbury, who has also run away from home but is unaware that an assassin, Linthorn, is trying to kill him. Enola narrowly saves Tewkesbury from being murdered by jumping off the train with him, after which they both travel to London and part ways.

Following Eudoria’s clues, Enola learns that her mother is part of a radical group of suffragettes after finding explosives in a safe house. Having escaped Linthorn once again, Enola decides to learn more about Viscount Tewkesbury by visiting his family’s estate. She then heads to Covent Garden, where she finds him selling flowers and warns him that he’s in danger. However, she’s tracked down by Inspector Lestrade, who has been asked to find her by Mycroft, and is sent to finishing school.

Miserable at Miss Harrison’s boarding school, Enola is soon rescued by Tewkesbury, who manages to sneak in, and the pair escape on Miss Harrison’s motorcycle and head to Tewkesbury’s family estate, having deduced that it was his uncle trying to kill him. Once they arrive, however, they’re confronted by Tewkesbury’s grandmother, who had organised the assassination of her grandson to stop him taking his father’s place in the House of Lords and voting in favour of women’s right to vote. She shoots him in the chest but he survives, revealing he was wearing a plate of armour underneath his clothes.

Enola says goodbye to Tewkesbury and heads back to London, deciphering a message in a newspaper meant for her but realising it was just a trap set by Sherlock and Mycroft. Sherlock suggests he should become Enola’s guardian to Mycroft and spots a clue from Enola, but decides not to look for her. When Enola heads back to her lodgings, she finds Eudoria waiting for her. She explains that she had to leave to enhance the cause of the suffragettes and was proud of the person Enola had become, but that it was time for her to go once again.

Enola Holmes 2 plot: How does the first film set up the sequel?

Netflix hasn’t revealed what Enola will be getting up to in Enola Holmes 2, but we can get a pretty good idea from Nancy Springer’s series of books, on which the films are based.

When we last saw Enola, she’d said goodbye to Tewkesbury and finally reunited with her mother before Eudoria left again to continue fighting for women’s rights. Now that Enola is under the guardianship of her other brother Sherlock and free to roam London as an amateur detective, the film’s ending set things up for Enola to head on another adventure in the upcoming sequel.

If Enola Holmes 2 is to follow the events of Springer’s second book in the franchise – The Case of the Left-Handed Lady – we’re likely to see Enola discover a hidden collection of charcoal drawings which belong to Lady Cecily, a girl who has recently disappeared without a trace.

Whilst evading capture by her brother Sherlock, Enola will head on a journey to find and save this missing girl without compromising her hidden identity.

Enola Holmes trailer

A trailer for the sequel was released by Netflix as part of its TUDUM event on Saturday 24th September 2022 – giving fans an exciting glimpse of Millie Bobbie Brown back in character as Enola.

The 2-minute-long clip shows her starting up her own detective agency, although not many potential clients treat her seriously until she’s assigned a case concerning a missing girl, which we learn is somehow connected to a case her brother Sherlock is working on. Check out the trailer below.

Prior to releasing the trailer for Enola Holmes 2, Netflix had released a short behind-the-scenes clip of Louis Partridge wrapping his scenes for the film.

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