Arsenio Hall will also be back in the sequel!
A comedy and afternoon classic, A Prince in New York became one of Eddie Murphy’s greatest hits after its release in 1988. Prince Akeem’s story is not over, however, and will receive an Amazon-produced sequel, which launches in March. With the release date getting closer and closer, the film has finally received a new trailer.
The plot appears to be structured the same as the first film, despite the obvious differences as it is a continuation. In the story, Prince Akeem, played by Murphy, has become king and lives with Lisa (Shari Headley), his romantic partner from the first film, with whom he has formed a family. However, Akeem returns to the United States to find a lost son (Jermaine Fowler), so that he can inherit the throne, since his daughters cannot rule.
In addition to reuniting with the characters from the first film, the plot will take the characters to Zamunda, with the new prince set to learn more about the kingdom while Akeem learns about his son’s culture. According to the official synopsis, the King will embark on a hilarious adventure with his advisor Semmi (Arsenio Hall), who will go from the great nation in Africa to Queens in New York, where it all began.
The mood of the first film also seems to have been maintained. You can see the trailer, which even contains a joke about Wakanda, here:
The cast also includes James Earl Jones, Wesley Snipes, Garcelle Beauvais, KiKi Layne, Teyana Taylor, John Amos, Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Louie Anderson. Craig Brewer is the director of the film, which will arrive on Amazon Prime Video on March 5 of this year.
So, excited for the sequel to A Prince in New York?