Millie Bobby Brown is on the case! The official trailer for Netflix’s Enola Holmes dropped on Tuesday. The Harry Bradbeer-directed and Jack Thorne-penned historical fiction flick promises an adventurous romp with its titular heroine.
Now, the trailer opens with a montage of Enola (Brown) and her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) playing various games. “My mother named me ‘Enola,’ which is backwards for ‘alone.’ But I was never alone,” Brown narrates. We see her mother inexplicably vanish in the trailer. That’s when Enola enlists her older brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin) for assistance in tracking her mother down. Over the course of the Enola Holmes trailer, our main protagonist undergoes a series of chaotic adventures, fending off baddies and defying antiquated societal etiquette at every turn. While her elders attempt to assert the importance of “being a lady,” Enola marches to the beat of her own drum. Fiona Shaw makes a brief appearance in the trailer as, presumably, Enola’s finishing school teacher. Additionally, Burn Gorman appears to be the Big Bad for Enola.
Overall, I’m stoked for Enola Holmes. Brown has proven to be an immense talent for her age. It’s also not your typical Sherlock tale, whereas past Holmes stories tend to focus on the famous English sleuth. The trailer is just damn fun too. It manages to evoke its intended tone without giving too much plot away. But perhaps I’m merely a sucker for period pieces.
Below, you can watch the Enola Holmes official trailer for yourself. Enola Holmes stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Fiona Shaw, Burn Gorman, and Frances de la Tour. Join Enola on the case of a lifetime September 23rd, only on Netflix.
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