June 19 (UPI) -- Jermaine Fowler has been cast in Paramount's upcoming sequel to Coming to America, titled Coming 2 America, which will bring back original star Eddie Murphy.
Fowler is set to portray the long-lost son of Murphy's Akeem character, the royal leader of the fictional, wealthy African nation of Zamunda. Akeem will be returning to America in order to meet his son, the next heir to the throne.
Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is directing the sequel which is set to arrive in theaters on Aug. 7, 2020. Kenya Barris, who created ABC's Black-ish, is executive producing and rewrote the script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.
Fowler stars on CBS' Superior Donuts and has appeared in HBO's Crashing. He has starred in films such as Sorry to Bother You and Buffaloed.