Here is the Coming 2 America Teaser video. In the lush and royal country of Zamunda there is a newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy). He and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure.

The journey takes them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began!

Coming 2 America Teaser

Teaser for the Prime Video release on May 5, 2021

Coming 2 America briefing

Eddie Murphy reprises his role as the ever-charming Prince Akeem and leads an all-star cast for the Coming to America sequel, Coming 2 America. 

Three decades and three beautiful daughters later, Akeem prepares to take over the reigns of his homeland of Zamunda. As antiquated gender roles are being challenged within his home, he is also faced with a new dilemma on the outside.

While tradition has always required a male heir to take the throne, Akeem feels torn between following custom and creating change. He considering his eldest daughter, Meeka, who is the strongest choice. However, his rival, General Izzi, is plotting a union of dynasties with his son, Idi, as Meeka’s groom.

Shock news

Meanwhile, an ailing King Joffer delivers the shocking news that Akeem has a long-lost son, Lavelle, in Queens. 

Coming 2 America - Eddie Murphy and Jermaine Fowler
Coming 2 America – Eddie Murphy and Jermaine Fowler who plays Lavelle Junson © 2021 Paramount Pictures, photo by Annette Brown

After an unexpected turn of events, Akeem, now the King of Zamunda, along with his trusted confidante, Semmi, return to New York to tend to this unfinished royal family business.

Upon finding Lavelle, Akeem convinces him to travel to Zamunda in order to learn the customs of royal life in preparation for becoming the heir to the throne. Akeem smooths tensions with his wife and three daughters. While he does that General Izzi decides that his daughter, Bopoto, will become Lavelle’s wife…

All the while, Lavelle is falling in love with his royal barber, Mirembe, who has dreams of owning her own barbershop. 

Star Studied Cast

The cast include:-

  • Arsenio Hall returns as Semmi
  • alongside James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer
  • Shari Headley as Lisa
  • John Amos as Cleo McDowell
  • Louie Anderson as Maurice

Plus the legendary barbershop crew who sparked the laughs in 1988 for Coming to America.

Coming 2 America - Teyana Taylor and Wesley Snipes
Coming 2 America – Bopoto (Teyana Taylor) and General Izzi (Wesley Snipes) © 2021 Paramount Pictures, photo by Quantrell D Colbert

Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Wesley Snipes, Teyana Taylor, Nomzamo Mbatha, Bella Murphy, Akiley Love and Rotimi are all aboard for this new hilarious adventure.

There are also appearances by Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Clint Smith, Luenell, Michael Blackson and so many more.

Amazon Studios presents, in association with Paramount Pictures and New Republic Pictures, presents Coming 2 America. It’s an Eddie Murphy Production/Misher Films Production, directed by Craig Brewer.

Coming 2 America releases globally on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.

Coming 2 America - Poster: Eddie Murphy
Coming 2 America – Poster: King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) & stars © 2021 Paramount Pictures

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Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online