Jaden Smith To Play Young Kanye West In Upcoming TV Series ‘Omniverse’
Jaden Smith is taking on the role of a lifetime as a version of Kanye West.
Smith, 20, will play a younger self 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.
Explaining the premise of the show, Jin managed to make it sound even more mysterious.
“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,” he told THR.
“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 the half-hour narrative.”