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Enola Holmes 2 is the second film adaptation of Nancy Springer's book series, The Enola Holmes Mysteries, which focuses on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' younger sister Enola. It is a direct sequel to 2020's Enola Holmes. The film stars Millie Bobby Brown as the title character; Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes; Helena Bonham Carter as their mother, Eudoria; and Louis Partridge as Viscount Tewkesbury.[1] It was released on Netflix on November 4, 2022.[2]


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

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.[1]


  • David Thewlis as Superintendent Grail
  • Louis Partridge as Viscount Tewkesbury
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes
  • Susan Wokoma as Edith Grayston
  • Adeel Akhtar as Inspector Lestrade
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Mira Troy
  • Hannah Dodd as Sarah Chapman/Cicely
  • Serrana Su-Ling Bliss as Bessie Chapman
  • Abbie Hern as Mae
  • Roisin Monaghan as Hilda Lyon
  • Gabrield Tiernney as William Lyon
  • David Westhead as Henry Lyon
  • Catriona Chandler as Agatha Gowerdale
  • Tim McMullan as Charles McIntyre
  • Lee Boardman as Mr. Bill Crouch
  • Tony Lucken as Sergeant Beeston
  • Alison Knox as Freda
  • Julian Wallace as Oates
  • Donovan Louie as Kwan
  • Nia Gandhi as Doris
  • Peter Groom as Bill - Man In Drag
  • Sefan Peterman as Young Mycroft
  • Himesh Patel as John Watson


Netflix announced that a sequel to Enola Holmes was in production in May 2021.[3] Filming took place on-location in the United Kingdom in the fall, with scenes filmed in Hull in October[4], and in London in November.[5] Filming concluded in January 2022.[6]


The film's score was composed and produced by Daniel Pemberton, who returned from the previous film.


In August 2022, Netflix confirmed that the film would be released on November 4, 2022.[2]


Enola Holmes 2 topped Netflix's weekly viewership with 64.08 million hours streamed across 93 countries. The movie also spurred interest in the original Enola Holmes movie, generating another 9.64 million hours viewed.[7]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 92% of 74 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.00/10. The website's consensus reads, "Building on its predecessor with boisterously entertaining flair, Enola Holmes 2 solves the mystery of how to make a satisfying sequel – and makes it look positively elementary."[8] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 63 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[9]

Beandrea July of The New York Times wrote "One can't help but cheer on this Y.A. feminist tale as a welcome addition to the Sherlock Holmes universe."[10] Lovia Gyarkye of The Hollywood Reporter called it "a serviceable sequel". Gyarkye praises the meticulous production and costume design but is critical of the narrative as "The 1888 match girl strike, which was a process of community building, a focused effort on we, gets repackaged as a lesson in one voice leading the masses."[11]

Benjamin Lee of The Guardian gave it 3 out of 5 and wrote: "An equally boisterous romp that’s equally as hard to remember once it's over but one that should keep its many fans engaged enough to warrant further sequels."[12] Robbie Collin of The Telegraph gave it 2 out of 5. He found the film less charming than its predecessor and was critical of "the overall aura of cheapness" and from the dreary looking scenes to the basic fight scenes.[13]


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