Enola Holmes 2: Millie Bobby Brown returns as Sherlock’s teenage sister in Netflix sequel based on young adult mystery novels

Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother Sherlock, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl. Discover more about the sequel to 2020’s Enola Holmes.

By Sophia Moir Published: 7 November 2022 - 11.03am

Fresh from her first mystery in 2020’s Enola Holmes, Sherlock’s teenage sister (played by Millie Bobby Brown) follows in her famous brother’s footsteps in the film's sequel - and she’s now a detective-for-hire herself.

In Enola Holmes 2, Enola takes on her first official case to find a missing girl. The sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends - and Sherlock himself - to unravel.

From the release date on Netflix and plot to the cast of the movie and trailer, here’s everything we know about Enola Holmes 2 so far.

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What is the Enola Holmes 2 release date?

Enola Holmes 2 will be released on Netflix globally on Friday 4 November.

In the UK, it will be available to stream from 8am.

Who’s in the Enola Holmes 2 cast?

  • Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Godzilla) plays Enola Holmes
  • Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, The Witcher) plays Sherlock Holmes
  • David Thewlis (Harry Potter film series, Landscapers) joins the cast as Grail
  • Louis Partridge (Medici, Pistol) plays Viscount Tewkesbury
  • Susan Wokoma (Year of the Rabbit, Truth Seekers) plays Edith
  • Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions, Killing Eve) plays Inspector Lestrade
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Dune, Top Boy) joins the cast as Ms. Troy
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, Harry Potter film series) plays Eudoria Holmes
  • Hannah Dodd plays Cicely
  • Abbie Hern plays Mae
  • Serrana Su-Ling Bliss plays Bessie Chapman

Sam Claflin will not be returning to the role of Enola's other brother Mycroft Holmes. 

Enola Holmes 2 director Harry Bradbeer told Collider.com that Sam Claflin doesn't feature in the film due to a scheduling conflict: "Well, it was Sam's schedule that became very clear, so Sam was not going to be in it...

"We were very sorry that Sam couldn't be in this one. If there was a future one we would love to have him back. But that was just the practicalities of life."


What’s the Enola Holmes 2 plot? 

Fresh off the triumph of solving her first case, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) follows in the footsteps of her famous brother, Sherlock (Henry Cavill), and opens her own agency - only to find that life as a female detective-for-hire isn’t as easy as it seems. 

Resigned to accepting the cold realities of adulthood, she is about to close shop when a penniless matchstick girl offers Enola her first official job: to find her missing sister. 

But this case proves to be far more puzzling than expected, as Enola is thrown into a dangerous new world - from London’s sinister factories and colorful music halls, to the highest echelons of society and 221B Baker Street itself. 

As the sparks of a deadly conspiracy ignite, Enola must call upon the help of friends - and Sherlock himself - to unravel her mystery. The game, it seems, has found its feet again!

Is there an Enola Holmes 2 trailer?

Yes, you can watch the new Enola Holmes 2 trailer at the top of this page! It was revealed exclusively at Netflix's Tudum global fan event on Saturday 24 September.

You can also take a look behind the scenes of the first Enola Holmes film in the below video:

Who created Enola Holmes 2?

Enola Holmes 2 is based on The Enola Holmes Mysteries book series by Nancy Springer. It’s directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve), with a screenplay by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, The Aeronauts), and story by Harry Bradbeer and Jack Thorne.


Enola Holmes 2 is available to stream on Netflix from Friday 4 November.