Jaden Smith to play a young version of Kanye West in new TV anthology

Jaden Smith will be playing a young alternate reality version of Kanye West in a new TV series Omniverse. According to Variety, the show will be a limited half-hour anthology series examining “the many doors of perception.”

The show will be West’s first dive into television, while Smith has been acting for a number of years now. His most recent works include roles in The Get Down and Skate Kitchen. 

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The TV series Omniverse will be executively produced by Kanye West, Jaden Smith and Scooter Braun.

The pilot episode was written by Lee Sung Jin, who stated:

 “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.”

Both Smith and West played Coachella shows this year with Smith’s set featuring a guest performance from his father Will Smith, whilst West used the festival to present his Sunday Service performance to the crowd.