Netflix has released the official trailer for director Harry Bradbeer’s upcoming film adaptation of Enola Holmes, featuring the titular young detective as she goes on her first adventure in search of her mother while trying to escape her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. Starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill, the film will be available for streaming on Wednesday, September 23.
Based on Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Enola Holmes tells the story of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her brilliant siblings. When her mother mysteriously disappears on her 16th birthday, Enola seeks help from her older brothers. But soon realizing they’re less interested in solving the case than in packing her off to finishing school, Enola does the only thing a smart, resourceful and fearless young 1880s woman can do… she runs away to London to find her. Meeting a cast of memorable characters along the way, Enola’s caught in the middle of a conspiracy that could alter the course of political history. Enola Holmes puts a dynamic new female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family.
Joining Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) as titular young detective are Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games films, Me Before You), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Les Miserables), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Harry Potter films), Frances de la Tour (Into the Woods, Harry Potter films), Louis Partridge (Medici), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Year of the Rabbit), with Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, The Witcher), and two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter films).
Enola Holmes is directed by Emmy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winner Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and written by BAFTA and Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts). Producers include Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, and Ali Mendes as well as Millie Bobby Brown and Paige Brown through their PCMA Productions shingle. Legendary’s Joshua Grode, Michael Dreyer, and Bradbeer will executive produce.
The Edgar Award-nominated YA book series kicked off in 2006 with The Case of the Missing Marquess and spans six installments centering on Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ teenage sister as she strikes out as a capable detective.