Jaden Smith to Play Young Kanye West in Showtime Anthology Series ‘Omniverse’
Jaden Smith is taking on the role of a lifetime — Kanye West, or at least a version of Kanye West from an alternate universe.
Smith, 20, will play a younger version of the rapper in West’s upcoming TV show, Omniverse, which promises to explore ego through the alternative reality of West and examine “the many doors of perception,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Aside from the mysterious premise of the anthology TV series, not much is known about the show set to air on Showtime — except that Smith will play a version of the Ye rapper who will be very different than the one we’ve come to know for his verses, his shoes and for interrupting awards shows.
West will serve as executive producer alongside Scooter Braun and it will be written by Silicon Valley’s Lee Sung Jin.