Order in some McDowell’s, get comfy in front of the telly and get ready to laugh, because the long-awaited Coming To America sequel is so nearly here!
Earlier this month, Amazon Prime Video released the full trailer for Coming 2 America, the sequel to John Landis’s beloved 1988 comedy classic. Yes, we’ve been waiting a very long time for this sequel, people.
Here’s everything you need to know about the return of Akeem and Semmi…
What’s Coming 2 America going to be about?
Picking up 30 years later, the sequel sees Akeem (Eddie Murphy) newly crowned as king of Zamunda, only to discover that his trip to Queens, New York in the first film left the previously unseen Mary (Leslie Jones) pregnant with a son, Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler).
So, Akeem and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) head on a laugh-out-loud adventure back to the US where they meet Mary and Lavelle – who is next in line to be king – and return all together to Zamunda. But obviously, things don’t exactly go smoothly…
Of the much-anticipated comeback, Eddie Murphy said: “This is the perfect time to return to Zamunda because it’s been a while since we’ve had a great comedy that everybody can enjoy. Zamunda is a very funny place, and the world needs that right now.”
Who’s going to be in it?
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are of course making their much-anticipated comeback, bringing us the LOLs that made the first film such a success over 30 years ago.
Joining them from the first flick are James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Queen Lisa, John Amos as Cleo McDowell and Louie Anderson as Maurice.
New additions to the star-studded cast include Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Bella Murphy, Nomzamo Mbatha, Teyana Taylor, Jermaine Fowler and Kiki Layne.
Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer, who previously worked with Murphy on Dolemite Is My Name, and also directed the hit TV series Empire.
When’s Coming 2 America out?
Very soon! Coming 2 America arrives on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 5th March 2021.
In the meantime, you can watch the trailer below:
Where can I watch the first movie?
Coming To America is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.