33 years after Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America hit screens, sequel Coming 2 America is set to arrive.
This one will see Murphy’s Prince Akeem Joffer ascending to King of Zamunda, at which time he discovers that he has a son that he never knew of in America. As his father’s dying wish is for Akeem to groom this son as the crown prince – we can’t have no women ruling or anything, can we? – Akeem and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) head off to America once again.
Cast-wise, beyond Murphy and Hall there’s Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones. Craig Brewer, who also gave us Murphy in the superb Dolemite Is My Name, directs.
Coming 2 America is set to air from March 5.