Jaden Smith Will Play Young Kanye West in Showtime Anthology Series “Omniverse”


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Showtime has ordered a script for its new series, Omniverse, a limited half-hour anthology series examining the many doors of perception and starring Jaden Smith as a young Kanye West.

Season one will explore the ego through an alternate reality of a young Kanye West. West will executive produce, as will Scooter Braun, James Shin, and Scott Manson on behalf of Braun’s SB Projects, and Miguel Melendez and Smith on behalf of Westbrook Studios.

Lee Sung Jin will writer and executive produce. He is currently a co-executive producer on Amazon’s “Undone.” His credits include “Tuca and Bertie” and “Silicon Valley.” Lee’s pilot, “Singularity,” was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Smith most recently appeared in the films Life in a Year and Skate Kitchen, and he had a starring role on two Netflix projects, the animated series Neo Yokio, and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down. He also released his debut studio album Syre in 2017, and is currently teasing another album for later this year.