‘Enola Holmes’ Trailer: Millie Bobby Brown & Henry Cavill Are Sherlocks in Netflix Adventure


The trailer has arrived for Enola Holmes, a Netflix adventure film with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown playing Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister.

Based on the book series by Nancy Springer, the film is set in 1884 England and tells of Enola Holmes, who wakes up on her 16th birthday to discover that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared. Her brothers, Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), have plans to send her to a school that can make her a “proper” lady, but Enola has plans of her own. She’s soon on a mission to uncover just what happened to her mother, and finds herself uncovering a wider-reaching conspiracy in the process.

Netflix could have themselves a winner here; the streamer acquired the Legendary Pictures project in April this year. The trailer is charming, with energy to spare and what appears to be a magnetic performance by Brown, who is also on board as producer, by the way. Having that supporting cast is certainly appealing, too. And since there’s six novels in Springer’s series, there’s always the chance of a franchise if this does well.

Enola Holmes, directed by long-time television helmer Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and written by His Dark Materials series scribe Jack Thorne, begins streaming on Netflix on September 23rd.

Official synopsis for Enola Holmes:

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.


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