Following the success of last year’s Enola Holmes, Netflix has signed off on a sequel for the period romp with Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill reprising their roles.
The first outing was a whopping success with 76 million households viewing the Sherlock Holmes spin-off within the first 30 days of its release back in September last year, making it somewhat of a no brainer to greenlight for a follow-up.
The sequel will once again pair Jack Thorne on screenplay duties with director Harry Bradbeer, who will be working alongside Joshua Grode and Michael Dreyer on production duties.
The Stranger Things star, Millie Bobby Brown, responded to the news by sharing a picture of herself in the castle grounds with full Victorian get-up and the comment: “Woohoo! More Millie madness,” she wrote.
It may well be the case that this a franchise that will run and run for Netflix as the original was based on the six-part novel series of the same name by Nancy Springer.
The original movie saw Brown take on the role of Sherlock Holmes (Cavill) teen sister who sets off to find their missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter). The movie fell into controversy after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate claimed that the Holmes depicted was the incarnation in Doyle’s later novels which are not yet in the public domain, but this case has since been resolved.
You can catch a trailer for the riotous mystery thriller below.