The long-awaited sequel of the blockbuster,comedy-drama “Coming 2 America” is finally here after 33 years. The movie further recounting the tales of the fantasy land of Zamunda is named “Comedy 2 America”.(You see what they did there!*wink*) Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall would be back again to steal the show, on a digital platform this time with their multiple roles. After an overdue scheduled for theatrical release, the COVID-19 brought a change in the set of plans, and Amazon Studios became its official digital distributor.
Coming 2 America: Release Date and Platform
The Eddie Murphy- co-produced, iconic family drama will be released worldwide on 5th March 2021 on Amazon Prime Video. The preliminary distributors of the show were Paramount Pictures but later on, Amazon procured the rights for a whopping $125 million.
Coming 2 America: Cast
- Eddie Murphy aka King Akeem Joffer, Randy Watson, Mr. Clarence, Saul
- Arsenio Hall aka Semmi, Reverend Brown, Morris
- Jermaine Fowler aka Lavelle
- Leslie Jones aka Mary
- Tracy Morgan aka Reem
- KiKi Layne aka Princess Meeka Joffer
- Shari Headley aka Queen Lisa Joffer
- James Earl Jones aka King Jaffe Joffer
- John Amos aka Cleo McDowell
Coming 2 America: Plot
The previous king of Zamunda, Jaffe Joffer is nearing his death bed and has crowned Akeem as the king now. It is his last wish to see the heir of his kingdom, the son of Akeem. Akeem finds out he has a son he had no idea about living in Queens, USA. And in the attempt of hunting down his son, the true descendant to the Zamunda kingdom, Eddie Murphy aka Akeem sets along with his best bud Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall. The funny duo like the old times starts their search. Apart from that, Murphy and Hall are going to play numerous hilarious parts. And what follows after is a whole another round of deranged fun, hijinks, and lunacy that surely makes you laugh your hearts out. And the original OG cast of the movie is returning to deliver an absolute gold of a performance de novo.
Coming 2 America: Why was the sequel so important?
The first installment of the movie that was released in 1988 was the first of its kind movie in Hollywood. Eddie Murphy had commented earlier that Coming 2 America was a really important movie as it gave the Black people a sense of inclusivity. It was the first-ever mainstream movie to have an all-Black membered cast. They are usually a part of really grim and serious topics and are hardly given a chance to simply breakout and romanticize. The show was in a way normalizing normal things and it really struck a chord with the audience, especially people of color. Therefore, even after being long-overdue for more than three decades, it’s being released, unlike several other series.