More than 30 years after Akeem’s trip to the Big Apple, Coming 2 America hits with a new trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s royal sequel. Eddie Murphy is, of course, back in the royal role of Akeem Joffer, now King of Zamunda, accompanied by his trusted advisor Semmi (Arsenio Hall) as the two travel to the US to track down Akeem’s heir to the throne.
Craig Brewer (who last directed 2019’s underrated Dolemite is My Name) reunites with Murphy as director, with a script by Kenya Barris, David Sheffield, and Barry W Blaustein. Jermaine Fowler plays the part of Lavelle, Akeem’s long-lost son, with James Earl Jones, John Amos, Shari Headley returning, with Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, and Leslie Jones joining the cast.
Coming 2 America (which is bound to spark the sort of conversations or lines like, “Hey want to watch Coming to America? The new one.”) had something of a bumpy release ahead of this Amazon acquisition, originally intended to land smack-dab in the middle of a burgeoning global pandemic. Originally a Paramount release, now set to stream, Coming 2 America hits Amazon Prime Video March 5, 2021. In the interim, take a peek at the newly released poster ahead of the streaming premiere.