Coming 2 America's first trailer brings back Eddie Murphy's King Akeem

Ian Sandwell
·2-min read
Photo credit: Courtesy of Amazon Studios
Photo credit: Courtesy of Amazon Studios

From Digital Spy

Coming 2 America's hilarious first trailer has arrived as an early Christmas present ahead of its 2021 release.

The long-awaited comedy sequel brings back Eddie Murphy's King Akeem as he heads on an all-new adventure with his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) as they go back to where it all began: Queens, New York.

And the first trailer has revealed that the thing that's bringing him back to the US is his father's (James Earl Jones) revelation that the newly-crowned King Akeem has a son and so, despite Semmi's objections, they set out to find him.

The trailer also gives us glimpses of all the new characters King Akeem will meet, as well as the old favourites that are returning, including Murphy and Hall's multiple roles as Randy Watson (Murphy), Reverend Brown (Hall), Clarence (Murphy), Morris (Hall) and more.

Photo credit: Amazon Studios
Photo credit: Amazon Studios

Coming 2 America will be released on Prime Video on March 5, 2021 after its planned cinema release this December was delayed.

The comedy sequel also brings back Coming to America stars James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson as they reprise their roles, alongside returning writers Barry W Blaustein and David Sheffield who co-wrote the sequel with Kenya Barris.

They're joined by an all-star collection of newcomers that includes Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.

"My favourite part of reuniting with the cast of Coming to America was making a movie that's as good as the first one," Murphy enthused.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Amazon Studios
Photo credit: Courtesy of Amazon Studios

"What I'm most excited about the audience seeing is how amazing this movie is. We have incredible new cast members who are all so funny and really brought their A-game. It's just a great picture and I'm excited to have audiences see it.

"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."

Coming 2 America will be released on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.

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