Sherlock Holmes is a character that has been adapted for the screen, reimagined and reinvented many times in many different ways. With mysteries more popular than ever, Netflix is getting in on the popularity of the Holmes brand with a brand new take of their own. Enola Holmes stars the streamer’s favorite Stranger Things breakout, Millie Bobby Brown, as Sherlock’s equally-brilliant sister, in what they’re hoping will be the start of a franchise.
Based on the popular line of novels by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes features two of Netflix’s biggest stars: Millie Bobby Brown as the titular teen sleuth, and The Witcher‘s Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes. The rest of the family is played by Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes and Helena Bonham Carter as matriarch Eudoria Holmes, whose disappearance kicks off the junior detective’s first big case.
Directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag) with a script by Jack Thorne (The Aeronauts), Enola Holmes hits Netflix on September 23rd.
SYNOPSIS: 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.