Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ , Is Heading Straight to Streaming. According to Variety, Paramount has sold the sequel to the 1988 comedy to Amazon Studios. . It will hit the streaming service in December. Murphy reprised his role as Prince Akeem in the film, which comes 32 years after the original. The actor has stated that fans won’t be disappointed with the film as they’ve gone “above and beyond.”. In the original, Murphy’s character travels to New York from a fictional African nation to escape an arranged marriage and find an American wife. In the sequel, Akeem is set to become king of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son in America. A lot of people have this expectation like people would say to me when they found out I was doing it, ‘Don’t f*** that movie up.’ So we’ve gone above and beyond what anybody would think. I’m really, really happy with it, Eddie Murphy . ‘Coming 2 America’ is directed by Craig Brewer. Every day I just want to go back in a time machine and talk to my 16-year-old self and say, ‘You’ll never guess what you’re going to be doing in the future, Eddie Murphy . ‘Coming 2 America’ is the latest Paramount movie to be sold to a streaming service instead of being released in theaters.