Coming 2 America: How to watch the sequel starring Eddie Murphy

5 March 2021, 14:41 | Updated: 5 March 2021, 22:28

By Jenny Mensah

The long-awaited sequel has been finally released. Find out more about the film including who stars with Eddie Murphy and how to watch it.

Coming 2 America is trending... and with good reason.

The long-awaited sequel to 1988's Coming To America - starring Eddie Murphy - promises to be packed full of delights, with a bevy of returning cast members and plenty of new characters to laugh along with.

Watch the first official trailer for the film above and find out what we can expect, who else stars and how and when you can watch the film.

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When is Coming 2 America released?

Coming 2 America will be released on 5 March 2021.

How can you watch Coming 2 America?

Coming 2 America is available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video.

What is the plot of Coming 2 America?

Amazon's synopsis reads: "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."

Who stars in Coming 2 America alongside Eddie Murphy?

Eddie Murphy will of course be reprising his role as King Akeem alongside returning and new cast members. See some more of the cast and their characters here:

Arsenio Hall - Semmi

James Earl Jones - Jaffe Joffer

Shari Headley - Lisa McDowell

John Amos - Cleo McDowell

Jermaine Fowler - Lavelle

Leslie Jones - Lavelle's mother

Tracy Morgan - Reem

KiKi Layne - Meeka

Wesley Snipes - General Izzi

Vanessa Bell Calloway - Imani Izzi

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