Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ is Coming to Amazon in March

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Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America is officially coming to Amazon Prime Video. One month after news broke that Paramount and Amazon were negotiating a deal, Amazon Studios has confirmed that it has acquired worldwide streaming rights to the highly-anticipated Coming to America sequel. Coming 2 America will premiere in more than 240 countries and territories on March 5, 2021.

Coming 2 America reunites fans with Eddie Murphy’s King Akeem and his confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) as they travel from the African nation of Zamunda back to Queens, New York. Multiple stars of the original 1988 film are set to reprise their roles, including James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer), Shari Headley (Queen Lisa), Jon Amos (Cleo McDowell), and Louie Anderson (Maurice). The original stars will appear alongside Coming 2 America newcomers Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.

Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite.”

“What could be better than a return to Zamunda? We are so excited for Amazon Studios to bring Eddie Murphy and Coming 2 America to a worldwide audience where they can laugh again with characters they have loved for 30 years, and meet new ones that they will love for years to come,” added producer Kevin Misher.

Directed by Craig Brewer, who previously collaborated with Murphy on Netflix’s Dolemite Is My NameComing 2 America comes from Paramount Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures, and produced by Eddie Murphy Productions and Misher Films. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield wrote the screenplay, with a story by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy.

In addition to starring, Murphy serves as a producer on the film alongside Misher. Brian Oliver, Bradley Fischer, Valerii An, Kenya Barris, Charisse Hewitt-Webster, Michele Imperato Stabile, and Andy Berman are credited as executive producers.

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