Hull has once again proven to be the perfect location for period drama filming. Hull’s Old Town has proved popular with film crews as Netflix have taken over the cobbled streets and turned it into Victorian London for Enola Holmes 2 starring Stanger Things Millie Bobby Brown, The Witcher’s Henry Caville and Harry Potter’s Helena Bonham Carter.
This A-list lineup haveg over Hull’s Old Town for the Netflix series loosely based on a series of Sherlock Holmes-inspired young adult fiction novels by American author Nancy Springer. Mille Bobby will reprise her role as Enola and Helena will be playing her free-spirited mother Eudora.
Henry Cavill can be seen dressed in Victorian outfit with longer hair than usual strolling through the adapted Old Town streets of Hull surrounded by a film crew with cameras on him. There are also horses and carts and other various Victorian things in shot.
Cavill could also be seen chatting in a long jacket to crew whilst on the streets of Hull. The excitement around the whole thing even got a mention on Lorraine, with them branding it ‘Hullywood’, with all the A-list celebrities on the street at the moment.
Millie Bobby Brown was also spotted wrapped in what looks like a blanket staying warm between takes, whilst strolling down the street. It seems the filming for the movie is in full swing and is set to continue for the next few days.
Filming is set to take place in Hull on Tuesday 5th October and Wednesday 6th October according to Matchstick Productions. The High Street, Scale Lane, Bishops Lane and Chapel Lane will be closed off to traffic, but pedestrians catch a glimpse when the cameras are not rolling.
The stories follow 14-year-old Enola Holmes, younger sister to the famous Sherlock (played by Henry Caville), as she embarks on dangerous adventures. The first film in the series was released last year and achieved over 76 million views within four weeks, making it one of Netflix’s most successful movies of all time.
Netflix described the sequel back in May: “The adventure continues as Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill return to the world of ENOLA HOLMES, reteaming with director Harry Bradbeer and writer Jack Thorne on a second film based on Nancy Springer’s book series about Sherlock Holmes’ brilliant sister.”
“I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family,” Brown also said. “Enola holds a special place in my heart – she’s strong, fearless, intelligent and brave. I look forward to fans seeing how her journey continues!