Over thirty years after Eddie Murphy starred as Prince Akeem in Coming to America, the actor will reprise the role in a sequel penned by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Plans for a sequel to the classic 1988 comedy were first announced in 2017 with director Jonathan Levine and Coming to America‘s original screenwriters on board.
In the 1988 blockbuster, Murphy plays an African prince who hopes to find a wife in the United States. However, since he is a prince, he must go undercover in Queens to meet the woman of his dreams.
Report gathered that the sequel will revolve around Murphy’s Prince Akeem returning to America to seek out his long-lost son, the heir to the throne of the African nation Zamunda.
In 2011, after plans for a Beverly Hills Cop 4 fell through, Murphy admitted that he was discreet about starring in more sequels to his beloved comedies.