Published On: May 3, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Agencies

Jaden Smith to play young Kanye West in TV series

Jaden Smith to play young Kanye West in TV series


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Jaden Smith is set to star as young Kanye West in television series, "Omniverse".

West is attached to executive produce the Showtime project, which marks his debut into small-screen production.

A limited half-hour-long anthology series, "Omniverse" aims to explore the concept of perception in a parallel universe.

The first season of the show will represent The Ego, through an alternate reality Kanye West, to be played by Smith.

Lee Sung Jin will serve as the writer.

"I'm honored and thrilled to be collaborating with everyone involved to present an alternate world through the eyes of a young man somewhere in the multiverse who happens to also be a Kanye West.

"'Omniverse' is not set in our world nor about our world's Kanye West as we aim to add a new spin on alternate realities, consciousness, and push the limits of half-hour narrative," Jin told Deadline.

Jin and Smith are also attached as executive producers.

Scooter Braun will executive produce, along with James Shin and Scott Manson, and Miguel Melendez.


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