The Coming to America sequel has finally been given an official release date.
Variety reports that we’ll find out what happened with Prince Akeem on August 7, 2020. With Black-ish creator Kenya Barris behind the script and also executive producing, the sequel will follow Akeem as he heads back to America to search for his long-lost son.
It will be called “Coming 2 America,” according to the sequel’s IMDb page.
Eddie Murphy is expected to reprise his role as the story’s central character, Prince Akeem. There is no word on whether or not James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos will return as their believed characters from the original movie.
Fans will remember that Amos portrayed Cleo McDowell, the owner of the McDonald’s rip-off, McDowells, and the father of Prince Akeem’s eventual wife, Lisa.
According to original screenwriters, David Sheffield and Barry Blaustein, who were personally called by Murphy to pen a first draft of the sequel’s script, he’s in their version of the film.
“He’s in Zamunda and he opened up a McDowells,” Blaustein told Good Morning America.
The original Coming to America, released in 1988,was a monster hit earning nearly $300 million at the box office across the globe.
We can’t wait to see the second half of this Black fairy tale.