Although the entire cast of the Netflix megahit Stranger Things has found their popularity and careers on fire in the last two years, the breakout star of the show has to be young Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven. Now, she’s taking that popularity and making the leap to the big screen as the star and producer of her own film franchise.
Brown will star as the younger sister of famed detective Sherlock Holmes in a new movie series based on the Enola Holmes books by author Nancy Springer.
The six-book series focuses on Holmes’ 14-year-old sister but features familiar characters and locales from the original stories.
Nonetheless, Springer created the character of Enola Holmes herself and she did not appear in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock novels.
Brown will make her big-screen debut next year in the blockbuster sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, alongside Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga.
It was during her work on that film that Brown and her representatives entered into talks with Legendary Entertainment to produce an Enola Holmes film series.
The British-born Brown made numerous television guest appearances both in England and the United States before landing the star-making role on Stranger Things.
She was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Eleven, though she lost to The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Ann Dowd; she and her castmates did win the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Drama Series ensemble, though.
Brown has also appeared in two music videos: 2016’s “Find Me” by Sigma (whose lyrics many have pointed out correspond to Eleven’s storyline on Stranger Things) and last year’s “I Dare You” by The xx.
Last month, Netflix officially ordered a third season of Stranger Things, likely set to debut this fall. The show’s creators, The Duffer Brothers, have stated they expect to end the series after a potential fourth season.