Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer, from a screenplay by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, and a story by Blaustein, Sheffield, and Justin Kanew. It is based on characters created by Eddie Murphy.
It is the second installment in the Coming to America film series, and serves as a sequel to the 1988 original film. The film stars Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones.
Originally to be theatrically released by Paramount Pictures, the film’s domestic distribution rights were sold to Amazon Studios due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon will release it digitally on Prime Video on March 5, 2021, except for countries where Paramount will release the film theatrically.