Jaden Smith will star as a young Kanye West in Showtime’s Omniverse

Smith and West are both executive producers on the limited series.

May 01, 2019
Jaden Smith will star as a young Kanye West in Showtime’s <i>Omniverse</i> (L) Jaden Smith at the premiere of CBS Films' Five Feet Apart. March 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (R) Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House. October 11, 2018.   (L) photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images (R) photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Kanye West is entering the world of television production for the first time with Omniverse, an upcoming half-hour limited anthology series from Showtime, Deadline reports.

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Jaden Smith is attached to star as a young Kanye West in an alternate reality. Omniverse is currently in development at the network with West, his sometimes-manager Scooter Braun's company SB Projects, and Westbrook Studios. Lee Sung Jin is attached as the writer, with Smith and West credited as executive producers.

Smith and West both recently performed at Coachella.

Jaden Smith will star as a young Kanye West in Showtime’s Omniverse