First images of Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes

Enola HolmesNetflix has released the first images of Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes, from the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Enola Holmes Mysteries.

As previously reported, Brown stars as Enola Holmes, the younger sister of the famed consulting detective Sherlock Holmes. The film is based on the series of six young adult detective novels by Nancy Springer. The script was penned by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and the film was directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag.)

Enola HolmesHenry Cavill stars as Sherlock Holmes, Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes, and Helena Bonham-Carter as their missing mother. Brown is also a producer on the project alongside her mother, Paige Brown, and Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, and Ali Mendes. The rest of the cast includes Adeel Akhtar, Fiona Shaw, Frances de la Tour, Louis Partridge, Burn Gorman, and Susan Wokoma.

The three images released show Brown with her two older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock, as well as two glimpses of the intrepid young woman being empowered and resourceful. There’s a sense that the period film might have a similar, adventurous energy to the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes films but this time with a dynamic, female protagonist.

Here is the synopsis of the film, according to EW:

Enola HolmesEnola Holmes, the film, sees the young heroine waking on her 16th birthday to find her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has vanished. An assortment of gifts have been left behind, but there are no apparent clues to her whereabouts.

Now in the care of her two older brothers, who want to ship her off to a finishing school, Enola escapes through London to find her mom.”

The film is not without controversy, however. Variety reports that the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle has filed a lawsuit alleging that the characterization of Sherlock Holmes as “warm and friendly” only appears in the final 10 Holmes stories. The estate has been fiercely protective of the Holmes canon even as most of the stories have slipped past the 95-year window for copyright protection in the U.S.

Enola Holmes is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in September.