Over 30 years after its predecessor, Coming 2 America is almost here. On Tuesday (Dec. 22), Amazon Prime Video shared its trailer for the highly anticipated Coming To America sequel, which will air on the streaming service March 5. The two-minute clip finds Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall back together again, this time on a return journey to New York so that Murphy — who is now King Akeem — can find his long-lost son.
“Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began,” the Coming 2 America trailer reads.
In the sequel to the 1988 classic, Akeem must locate his long-lost son in Queens so that he can honor his father — James Earl Jones’ — dying wish: that he will crown his son as prince. The film also stars Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, Teyana Taylor, Rotimi and more.
Dolemite Is My Name’s Craig Brewer directs Coming 2 America with a script by Kenya Barris and original writers Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield. According to the trailer, Murphy also co-produced the project.
Earlier this year, Murphy won his first Primetime Emmy award in the Guest Actor Comedy Series category for his successful return to “Saturday Night Live.” The comedy veteran hosted the show’s Christmas episode last year.
“Thank you to everybody at the Emmys,” he said in a Twitter video accepting the award. “Thank you so much for giving me an Emmy. I don’t have an Emmy. This is 40 years since I started ‘Saturday Night Live;’ this is my first Emmy. So, thank you so much.”
Watch the Coming 2 America trailer below and find the film on Amazon March 5.