See Millie Bobby Brown Back In Action In Enola Holmes 2
Over the weekend, Netflix released the trailer for Enola Holmes 2, with most of the cast returning and the film streaming on Friday, November 4.
Millie Bobby Brown may be known best as the nose-bleeding psychic Eleven on Stranger Things, but Season 4 of that show won’t be her only big Netflix splash in 2022. The streamer released the trailer for Enola Holmes 2 over the weekend, as you can see above, announcing the release date of Friday, November 4th. From the looks of it, the sequel aims to deliver the same mix of humor, suspense, and mystery as the original.
The trailer opens with Millie Bobby Brown being chased by the police; no doubt because of some misunderstanding over the case she’s working on. As the trailer unfolds, we learn that in spite of her success in 2020’s Enola Holmes, the young sister of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill) is still struggling to be taken seriously as a detective. The first person to treat Enola like a proper sleuth is another young girl, who comes looking for help finding her missing sister.
In the meantime, Enola’s brother Sherlock Holmes seems uncharacteristically frustrated with his most recent case, to the point that he’s attacking inanimate objects out of anger. Along with Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill reprising their roles, Enola Holmes 2 will also see the return of Louis Partridge (Paddington 2) as the love interest Tewkesbury, Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club) as Eudoria Holmes, Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions) as Lestrade, and Susie Wokoma (Crazyhead) as Edith. Returning behind the camera is Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag) as director, and Jack Thorne (The Aeronauts) writing.
Among the many members of the Holmes family making appearances in Enola Holmes 2, one of the more noteworthy absences is Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) who played Mycroft Holmes–the eldest Holmes sibling–in the first film. As MovieWeb reported a week after Enola Holmes premiered on Netflix, Claflin expressed interest in returning. Perhaps his character simply didn’t have a place in the new Millie Bobby Brown led sequel, or there might have been scheduling conflicts with the filming of the final season of Peaky Blinders, or the upcoming Amazon Prime miniseries Daisy Jones & The Six.
Considering what a massive hit Stranger Things has proven to be for Netflix, there may have been genuine concern Millie Bobby Brown would find herself typecast in roles similar to those of the psychic powerhouse Eleven, but the young actor’s work as Enola Holmes seems to have cured her career of that. Based on the novel series by Nancy Springer, the Enola Holmes stories find Brown playing a much different type of hero. While both characters have keen intellects, unlike Eleven, Enola is funny, verbose, and has lots of fun breaking the fourth wall.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Millie Bobby Brown is done with the series that made her a household name. The fifth and final season of Stranger Things is on its way, with Brown reprising her role as Eleven at least one more time. There’s also been chatter of spinoffs based on Stranger Things, meaning we could still see Eleven even after the main series shutters.