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Borat 2 is coming to Amazon Prime Video – and it's got an imminent release date (update)

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Just a few days before the 2020 election, Amazon Studios will release a sequel to Borat starring Sacha Baron Cohen, who won a Golden Globe for his original take on the titular character. All Prime members will be able to watch the film for free on the streaming platform.

We previously reported a widespread, supposed leak that the sequel's title would be "Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan". However, we've received word that this will not be the title of the film, and that they will be "announcing a new title shortly".

Also, marketing for the film is ramping up, with Cohen retweeting a video from "@KazakhstanGovt (opens in new tab)" that satirically praised Donald Trump for his presidential debate performance last night.

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Cohen allegedly filmed Borat 2 in secret this year after COVID-19 restrictions were reduced, reported Deadline (opens in new tab). Apparently, some of the scenes in the film were so dangerous that he had to "wear a bulletproof vest" on multiple occasions. 

Anthony Hines, writer for the original film, returns to pen the sequel script alongside Dan Swimmer — writer for Cohen's recent Showtime satire Who Is America? — and Nina Pedrad (New Girl, 30 Rock).

Cohen has recently made headlines for sneaking into alt-right rallies (opens in new tab) in multiple disguises and singing a bigoted song on stage, trying to get the crowd to sing along. It's possible that this was one of the dangerous stunts that could end up in the film, as Cohen apparently had to be evacuated from the angry crowd.

The Guardian (opens in new tab) also reports that Rudy Giuliani called the police on Cohen when he "entered his office wearing a pink bikini", and that the film touches on the pandemic and on "Donald Trump’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein."

With Prime Day 2020 deals on the way, and with Borat 2 coming exclusively to Prime Video, now is a good time for fans of the original to hop onto the service.

Michael Hicks began his freelance writing career with TechRadar in 2016, covering emerging tech like VR and self-driving cars. Nowadays, he works as a staff editor for Android Central, but still writes occasional TR reviews, how-tos and explainers on phones, tablets, smart home devices, and other tech.