After months of speculation, Netflix finally announced that Enola Holmes 2 is officially in the works, with Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill set to reprise their respective roles as the titular character and the world renowned Sherlock Holmes.
While the first film, which premiered late last year on the streaming platform, wasn’t exactly a perfect outing, it quickly rose through the ranks to become one of Netflix’s most-watched original movies and shatter several records. In fact, based on the company’s own statistics, Enola Holmes managed to rope in 76 million households, a staggering number to be sure.
Since Cavill’s Sherlock hugely boosted the popularity of the flick, we can expect the consulting detective to have a much bigger role in the sequel. As such, it’s also a safe bet that Dr. John Watson, the character’s timeless companion, will also make an appearance. And apparently, that seems to be the case, as according to sources close to WGTC – the same ones who told us Enola Holmes 2 was in development last year – the sidekick will have a role to play in the next installment, though to what extent is unclear at this point.
The first film, which is based on the book series of the same name by Nancy Springer, takes place in an alternate timeline where the Holmes brothers have a sister who shares their aptitude for detective work. How Enola gets swept into an adventure of her own, though, hardly resembles the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a sense of originality that has actually turned the property into a popular young adult narrative.
At any rate, thanks to the success of the first entry, Enola Holmes 2 is going ahead at full speed, but it’ll certainly be a while before we hear anything new about the plot or what it’ll encompass. That being said, adapting the second book, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, seems like a no-brainer.