Some fans want to know if Netflix’s newest mystery movie, Enola Holmes, contains a little real-life mystery of its own. So until the film drops tomorrow, here’s what you need to know.
Starring and produced by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, Enola Holmes focuses on the journey of the teenage sister to famous big brother, Sherlock Holmes. Of course, Sherlock Holmes was and is a fictitious character.
However, Holmes was still kind of real in some ways, at least in his inspiration. As History.com reports, the character of Sherlock Holmes was originally based on a professor who author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle studied under at the University of Edinburgh.
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So, is Enola Holmes based on real events, and was Millie Bobby Brown’s character based on a real person? Well, I’m sure she was inspired by many different people, but the real question is: How much of a true story is the movie, if at all?
What is Enola Holmes based on?
The film is entirely based on a book series of the same name by Nancy Springer, so no, it is not based on a true story.
According to Screen Rant, Springer’s book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries continues adding rich layers to Sherlock Holmes’ backstory through a new lens. As the publication notes, the success of Springer’s stories ultimately paved the way for the new character to really come to life on screen. And while it goes without saying, the perfect actress was chosen for the role.
Best known for her role as Eleven on Stranger Things, Brown is an extremely talented actress who’s been nominated for two Emmy Awards.
Although we don’t know when Stranger Things will return for season 4, we can at least enjoy Brown’s talents when Enola Holmes premieres on Netflix—true story or not.