Watch the Trailer for ‘Coming 2 America’


Coming to America is finally getting its sequel.

More than 30 years later, Eddie Murphy returns to claim his throne in the long-awaited follow-up to the 1988 comedy classic. On Tuesday, the first trailer was released and finds the newly-crowned King Akeem (Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) setting out on an all-new adventure, traveling from the African nation of Zamunda back to Queens, New York, where it all began, to find Akeem’s long-lost son, Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler).

Along with Murphy and Hall, the cast also includes Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones, plus John Amos, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Teyana Taylor.

“It’s a funny fu**ing movie, and I’m proud that we hit all those bumps and checked all those boxes,” Hall told Complex. “It’s funny–it does everything you need it to do, but it’s also funny, and I think people will love the additions to it. There are some surprises here that will surprise people who don’t get surprised.”

Coming 2 America will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021.

Watch the trailer below.