Enola Holmes is a righteous hit for Netflix, so how many sequels can we expect?

Enola Holmes. Image Courtesy Netflix, Legendary
Enola Holmes. Image Courtesy Netflix, Legendary /

Enola Holmes debuted as No. 2 on Netflix, and fans can’t get enough of the youngest Holmes. Luckily, both the star of the film and the director say they’re eager for more.

Enola Holmes is a huge hit for Netflix, and audiences already want more adventures from the youngest of the Holmes clan. Starring Stranger Things lead Millie Bobby Brown as the title character, Enola, the film features an all-star cast including Henry Cavill as a refreshingly empathetic Sherlock Holmes, Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes, and an engaging Helena Bonham-Carter as the clan’s mother, Eudoria (who looks to be having the time of her life in the role).

Based on the series of adventurous books by Nancy Springer, there is still plenty of source material to explore from The Enola Holmes Mysteries. Comprising six mystery novels, the film tackles the first in the series, The Case of the Missing Marquess, which follows the disappearance of the Holmes’ mother, Eudoria, and Enola’s intent to solve the mystery herself. And with a 92-percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and a ton of positive reviews, it’s no wonder everyone’s talking about a sequel.

Millie Bobby Brown, for one, is eager to take on the character again. And why not? Brown is absolutely perfect in the role, exuding all the spunk and charm that has hooked audiences, not to mention carrying a major film at such a young age. What a way to make her producing debut!

"“Yeah, there’s more of the story to be told. The story isn’t over yet,” said 16-year-old Brown, according to movieweb.com. “She isn’t grown up, there’s no conclusion. I think she’ll forever be someone who is always evolving, but there’s definitely more to be shown onscreen.”"

The twice Emmy-nominated actress was responsible for bringing such a lovely gem of a movie to Netflix. It was Brown’s sister, Paige Brown, who was familiar with the novels and convinced her sister to tackle the project.

“[Enola] really just struck me as a really great character,” said Paige Brown, via the Chicago Tribune. “Millie at the time was a bit younger [than Enola] but I was thinking ahead and thought, ‘This would be really great on screen.’”

“I just fell in love with Enola,” Millie Bobby Brown added. “When Paige is excited about something, it gets me immediately excited. I read the book series and I was immersed by the story… I was very excited about multiple different things — the stunts, the costumes, the time period. [Enola’s] bravery and her vulnerableness.”

The Brown sisters — along with their father — got the story made through their family production company, PCMA Productions, before Netflix got a hold of it once the coronavirus pandemic forced theaters to close.

With such a heartfelt heroine, the family-friendly project seems assured to be greenlit for another outing. In fact, Netflix executives were already talking about a sequel before the first film’s debut.

Not only has Enola Holmes director Harry Bradbeer confirmed that development on a sequel is in progress, but he envisions possibly all six novels hitting screens, according to wegotthiscovered.com:

"“Well, I hope I’d have the energy for that, yeah. That would be amazing. Someone’s going to have the energy for it! It’d be wonderful to get five more movies out of this scene. I do think they’re extraordinary stories to tell, and what a period. As you go forward, things like that three-wheeled car, which was a lovely thing we discovered, to find our characters playing on some of the new contraptions, at some point in the early 20th century. Of course, we get airplanes and the Wright brothers. Who knows what other challenges are going to come out of this really restless, productive period.”"

No word yet on when the next Enola Holmes film could go into production, but in the meantime, you can enjoy this cute video that Netflix released on the Holmes siblings trying to decipher Victorian slang.

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