After shooting into the public consciousness as the mysterious telepath at the centre of Netflix’s Stranger Things, girl-wonder Millie Bobby Brown has gone from strength to strength. Two seasons into the smash hit science fiction series, the thirteen-year-old has won an Emmy, campaigned against online bullying and has now signed a contract for a new movie series which will mark her as Hollywood’s youngest person with a producing credit.
Brown’s own company, PCMA Productions, will produce the series, which is to be based on the Enola Holmes Mysteries novels written by award-winning sci-fi and fantasy writer Nancy Springer.
The novels tell of the adventures of the young Enola Holmes, the teenage sister of the eponymous Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Although there is no mention of Enola in the original stories, Springer’s books have captured the imaginations of intrepid investigators everywhere.
Between 2006 and 2010, Springer published six Enola Holmes novels, all of them drawing on the lore of Doyle’s iconic world to bring it closer to a generation of young women.
The debut film in the series is due to be based on the first Enola Holmes novel, The Case of the Missing Marquess, starring Millie Bobby Brown as the budding sleuth herself.
At the moment, there are no writers or directors attached, so it will likely be a little while before it reaches cinemas. But, with such a hugely popular name attached to the franchise already – not to mention one that comes with proven acting talent, especially for such a young actor – it’s sure to attract quite a crowd from day one.
With potentially six films in the series, this could keep Brown in the public eye for the next decade – if her upcoming appearing in 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters doesn’t do enough to cement her place as a global favourite.
For lovers of mysteries and brilliant teen wonders alike, this series is definitely going to be one to watch out for.