Enola Holmes is coming, with Netflix dropping the trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes spinoff featuring Millie Bobby Brown.

You can’t move for Sherlock Holmes adaptations these days, but there’s another one on the way, this time based on the novels of Nancy Springer.

The film follows the young Enola Holmes as she escapes from finishing school in order to search for her missing mother. Brown’s Enola will be the younger sister of the famous Sherlock Holmes, who will be showing up in the shape of the endlessly gorgeous Henry Cavill.

Netflix recently announced the release date of the film with a cryptic tweet that read:

I think we can all agree that alone loshme reeebtpms wnettyrhitd“.

Which of course translates to “Elona Holmes September Twenty-third“.

Alongside Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill, the film will also star Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Susie Wokoma and Adeel Akhtar.


The official synopsis reads: “England, 1884 – a world on the brink of change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why.

“After a free-spirited childhood, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both set on sending her away to a finishing school for “proper” young ladies.”

“Refusing to follow their wishes, Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. But when her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), Enola becomes a super-sleuth in her own right, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history.

“Based on the beloved book series by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes is a dynamic new mystery-adventure that introduces the world’s greatest detective to his fiercest competition yet: his teenage sister.

“The game is afoot.”


Director Harry Bradbeer told TotalFilm, that he wanted to bring a fresh approach to the Holmes legacy, saying:

There was the fact that there was a sister that people probably hadn’t considered existed.

That automatically brings the whole feminist stance and a feminist angle on the Holmes story, which was particularly interesting to me, as Holmes was thought of as being someone who was a little bit of a misogynist“.

Pretty cool.

You’ll be able to watch Enola Holmes on Netflix on 23rd September.

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