Enola Holmes
Film information

Directed by

Harry Bradbeer

Produced by

Mary Parent
Alex Garcia
Millie Bobby Brown
Paige Brown

Written by

Nancy Springer
Jack Thorne

Music by

Daniel Pemberton


Giles Nuttgens

Editing by

Adam Bosman


Legendary Entertainment
PCMA Productions

Distributed by


Release Date(s)

September 2020[1]

Enola Holmes is an upcoming film adaptation of Nancy Springer's book series of the same name, which focuses on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' younger sister, Enola. The film will star Millie Bobby Brown as the title character, Henry Caville as Sherlock Holmes, Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes, and Helena Bonham Carter as their mother, Eudoria.[2] It is scheduled for release on Netflix in September 2020.[1]


The official press release describes the plot of the movie as follows:

When her mother mysteriously disappears on her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes seeks help from her older brothers, Mycroft and the famous super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes. But soon realizing they’re less interested in solving the case than in packing her off to boarding school, Enola does the only thing a smart, resourceful and fearless young 1880s woman can do…she runs away to London. There, she begins her own remarkable crime-solving career, always keeping one step ahead of Sherlock.[2]



In February 2019, Legendary announced that they had closed a deal Harry Bradbeer to direct an adaptation of the The Enola Holmes Mysteries, a children's mystery series by Nancy Springer, starring Millie Bobby Brown.[3] Henry Caville and Sam Claflin were later announced to have joined the film as Enola's older brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, with Helena Bonham Carter playing the siblings' mother, Eudoria. Composer Daniel Pemberton was hired to write the score. Filming commenced on-location in London in July 2019 and finished in September.[2][4]


In April 2020, Netflix acquired international distribution rights for the film from Warner Bros. in all markets except China.[4]. In June, Netflix announced that the film would be released in September and released the first promotional images of the film.[1] The same day, the Conan Doyle Estate announced a lawsuit against Netflix and Nancy Springer, claiming that the film and novels used elements from stories in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes that remained under copyright, such as Holmes expressing emotions and caring for Watson.[5]



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