Back in the 1980s, there was an attempt to turn this into a TV series, but no one bought the pilot. Fans were disappointed back then, but now they have a sequel after three long decades.
After thirty-two years, Coming to America has a sequel, and it is now available on Amazon Prime. This Sequel is titled Coming 2 America. The pun is indeed intentional.
Prince Akeem and Semmi again are back because Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprised their roles. In the first Film, Prince Akeem goes to America to find a wife. His father is a King of an African Kingdom. He will arrange for him to marry if he can’t find a bride.
He pretended to be an ordinary man because he wanted a woman who will love him for who he is and because he is a Prince. There he met an American woman named Lisa and married her to be his wife. Shari Headley will reprise her role as Lisa and she never aged at all.
In the Sequel, Hakeem and Lisa only have a daughter. He is about to become a King. His father is on his deathbed and found out he has a love child during his stay in the US.
That love child is a son. His father demanded he locates that son because he wanted an heir. I wonder what his daughter, going to feel about this.
Prince Akeem and his friend Semmi will go back to America to find that son because he will become the next crowned prince.
It makes me wonder what Lisa has on her mind that her husband has a lovechild during his stay in America.
This film is originally going to have a theatrical release, but the Covid 19 pandemic got it sold to Amazon Prime instead.