The blockbuster Comedy, “Coming to America” was first released in 1988 starring Eddie Murphy, with a plot centered around a young Prince (Eddie) who runs to America from an arranged marriage by his father, the King. In America, he decides to search for a woman who will love him unconditionally, but in the process, he struggles to conceal his identity.

It was a number one Comedy of its time and would still pass the test of fame if subjected to such. For me, “Coming to America” is an all-time classic movie – You are free to argue with Becca.

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It will be returning to screens soon through a sequel written by the creator of the comedy series, “Blackish”. Also, our most elegant Eddie Murphy will be returning in his role as Prince Akeem.

“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward. We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, …and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.” – Eddie Murphy

The sequel which will be based on the story of Prince Akeem returning to America to find his long-lost son, the rightful heir to the throne of Zamunda has been in progress since 2017 when plans for it were first publicized and its original screenwriters are on board to work on it.



Rebecca Maulome Padonu is an enthusiastic writer with a soft spot for factions. A RubyWrites 2016 finalist. She has completed several freelance writing projects, including BBC Media Action’s Drama series, Story Story (series 32 & 33).

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