Enola Holmes is a series of mystery novels by Nancy Springer. The first book was adapted in 2019 and became the most watched show on Netflix in it’s first week of release. Enola went on to the most viewed spot in over 20 countries.
Audiences around the world appreciated the wit, intelligence, and stunning craftsmanship. Talk immediately began of a sequel, or a series. Today Netflix and Legendary’s Enola Holmes are moving forward with a sequel – Enola Holmes 2 – as they have begun development on the next installment with Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Henry Cavill set to reprise their roles as Enola and Sherlock Holmes. Harry Bradbeer is returning to direct and Jack Thorne, who penned the first, will write the script for the sequel.
“I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family! Enola holds a special place in my heart – she’s strong, fearless, intelligent and brave,” Brown said. “I look forward to fans seeing how her journey continues!”
The film is based on Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated book series, The Enola Holmes Mysteries, which is currently at six books (the author has said she is considering a new book). The first and fifth books in the series were nominated for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010, respectively.
The first film puts a steampunk female twist on the world’s greatest detective and their brilliant family. The sequel will continue the adventures of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her famous siblings as she thwarts evil-doers in Victorian London.
When streamers began picking up projects to put on their platforms during the pandemic, Enola Holmes was one of the first big splashes with Netflix landing worldwide rights, minus China, in the spring. The film was looking at a major summer theatrical release from Warner Bros up until last spring.
While unconfirmed, insiders close to the project say production on Enolas Homes 2 could begin before the end of the year. Millie Bobby Brown shared a behind-the-scenes photo of her in costume on Instagram. “The sequel is afoot,” she wrote – a phrase we’ll likely be hearing a lot of in coming weeks.
Millie’s super co-star Henry Cavill, who plays Enola’s better-known brother Sherlock, appeared equally thrilled with the news, commenting on the actress’ post with: “Woohoo! More Millie madness!”
David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.