Jaden Smith Is Playing Kanye West in a New Showtime Anthology

West is also producing the show, which is called 'Omniverse'

BY Josiah HughesPublished May 1, 2019

Jaden Smith has just signed on for a role of a lifetime — Kanye West. The rapper and actor will play the rapper and producer in a new Showtime anthology series.

The show, which is called Omniverse, is being developed by West alongside Scooter Braun and Lee Sung Jin. The series says it will task itself with "examining the many doors of perception."

The first episode in the series would explore the concept of ego through the life of West, as portrayed by Smith.

Omniverse is still in its early phases, with a pilot script ordered. It's being penned by Jin, who has previously written for Silicon Valley and Tuca & Bertie.

Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the tip.


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