The First Trailer for “Coming 2 America” is Here

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in "Coming 2 America"

Over three decades after Eddie Murphy gave us one of the most iconic films of his career with Coming to America, its highly anticipated sequel is almost here— and we finally know what it will look like thanks to the hilarious first trailer.

According to the official logline, Coming 2 America follows Prince Akeem’s journey back to America with his loyal companion Semmi after discovering he has a son and shortly before inheriting the throne of his home country of Zamunda.

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall both returned to their respective roles from the first film, and they’re in some pretty good company. The cast of Coming 2 America also includes the likes of Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones.

The sequel to the beloved 1988 classic has been announced last year, and it was originally supposed to premiere this summer before a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon Studios eventually acquired the domestic rights in the U.S., where it’s expected to premiere on Prime Video on March 5th, 2021.