Jaden Smith to Play Younger Version of Kanye West in Showtime Series ‘Ominverse’


Kanye West is coming to TV. Well, kind of. According to The Hollywood Reporter, West is currently developing a Showtime anthology series titled Ominverse, in which Jaden Smith will play a younger version of The Graduation star in an alternate reality.

For its first season, the 30-minute series will be “examining the many doors of perception" and explore ego through the alternative reality of West. The show will not only be helmed by Yeezy -- who'll serve as its executive producer -- but also Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Westbrook Studios and writer Lee Sung Jin. The script was handled by Jin, whose resume boasts comedy-driven shows such as Silicon Valley, Netflix's Tuca & Bertie and Amazon's forthcoming animated series Undone.

Along with West, Smith will also play the role of executive producer. No other details about the show were available at press time.