Welcome back to Zamunda! Have you made your order at MacDowell’s yet? It’s been more than three decades, but the Coming 2 America, the sequel to the Eddie Murphy hit comedy, is finally here.
The sequel to 1988’s Coming to America arrives courtesy of Amazon Prime, and with director Craig Brewer, who worked with Murphy on Dolemite is My Name, behind the camera. And it’s truly a reunion with most of the original cast back reprising their roles, and much of the comedic weight on the shoulders of Murphy and Arsenio Hall.
It’s taken a while, but Akeem has finally been crowned king of the African nation of Zamunda. But now he must find a son he never knew existed in the U.S., which means it’s time for him to go back to America.
“Oh Hell no, your majesty!”
The cast includes Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, with Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones. Also starring John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bella Murphy. Looks like Snipes might have the part to look out for, too. And all of the classic characters that fans of the original were hoping for are coming back, just in case you were wondering why “Sexual Chocolate” was trending on Twitter.
Coming 2 America hits Amazon Prime on March 5th 2021.
Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.