Amazon Studios released the official COMING 2 AMERICA teaser trailer today, and as a result, we have more details on the plot.
The official synopsis is:
“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.”
From the COMING 2 AMERICA trailer, we’ve learned that Akeem is crowned King of Zamunda after his father King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones) passes away. However, King Jaffe informs Akeem that he has a son in Queens, so Akeem and Semmi head back to America to find the male heir of Zamunda. So the tagline, “A sequel is in the heir,” makes sense.
Along with Murphy, Jones, and Hall, COMING 2 AMERICA stars Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, and Wesley Snipes. The film that was directed by Craig Brewer also stars John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bella Murphy.
Amazon Studios will exclusively release COMING 2 AMERICA globally on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.