As if the iconic comedy ‘Coming To America’ wasn’t enough, a sequel ‘Coming To America 2’ is coming to Amazon!
The film was shot last year largely in metro Atlanta, but the sequel takes place in the royal country of Zamunda, starring newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his best friend, Semmi (Arsenio Hall). The two decide to return to America when Murphy discovers he has a long-lost son in Queens, New York.
Many original cast will also return, including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson) and the barbershop crew. The sequel will also bring aboard new cast members such as Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes and Leslie Jones, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor!
When the original film released it generated more than $288 million in worldwide gross and remains a classic premiere on many network/broadcasting channels.
According to a CNN article, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” she says “Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite.”
‘Coming To America 2’ which will be available to stream on Prime Video, March 5, 2021.