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“Coming 2 America” will continue the story of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall’s classic 1988 comedy when it debuts on Amazon Prime Video on March 5.
The movie features a star-studded cast of Black actors with new characters played by Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, and Leslie Jones joining familiar faces, like James Earl Jones, John Amos, and Shari Headley.
In “Coming 2 America,” Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy), the king of the African nation of Zamunda, returns to New York City to find his estranged adult son and raise him as an heir. Just like in the original, Murphy and Hall will play multiple characters.
The original ” Coming to America” isn’t one of Murphy’s most celebrated comedies among critics, but it’s well remembered for its predominantly Black cast, which included one of Samuel L. Jackson’s first film appearances. The movie was one of the highest box office earners of 1988, earning more than $350 million.
“Coming 2 America” was originally planned for a theatrical release in December 2020, but Prime Video purchased the distribution rights to make it a streaming exclusive.
How to watch ‘Coming 2 America’
“Coming 2 America” will debut on Amazon Prime Video on March 5. New Prime Video shows and movies usually start streaming at midnight GMT on release day, which would be 7 p.m. ET on March 4 for “Coming 2 America.”
The original “Coming to America” is also available for Prime Video subscribers to stream.
Prime Video is included with the standard Amazon Prime subscription for $13 a month or $119 per year, but you can also subscribe to just Prime Video for $9 a month. New Amazon Prime subscribers get a free 30-day trial, so you can watch “Coming 2 America” and then cancel the service if you don’t want to keep it.
You can find the Prime Video app on Roku, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, and most smart TVs. Prime Video supports up to 4K resolution with HDR for select titles, though it’s not clear if “Coming 2 America” will support those features.
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