Kanye West Taps Jaden Smith to Portray Him in New Show

May 2, 2019

Jaden Smith will portray Kanye West in a new series about the rapper, by the rapper. According to Deadline, Showtime is developing a new anthology series called Omniverse with West, Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Westbrook Studios and writer Lee Sung Jin. The half-hour series will examine the many doors of perception, with season one set to explore the Ego through an alternate reality version of the rapper portrayed by Smith. “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,” Lee says. “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.” Omniverse is West’s first major foray into television.