Jaden Smith cast as alternate reality Kanye West on Showtime

Jaden SmithKanye West is developing a series for Showtime. The anthology series, called Omniverse, will examine “the many doors of perception.”

Season 1 will explore the Ego through an “alternate reality Kanye West,” which will be played by Jaden Smith.

Scooter Braun will executive produce alongside Kanye, James Shin, Scott Manson and Lee Sung Jin.

Jaden, who gained fame starring alongside his father, Will Smith, in movies such as The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and After Earth (2013), currently provides the voice of lead character Kaz Kaan in the Netflix anime series, Neo Yokio.

He also played Marcus ‘Dizzee’ Kipling in the Netflix series The Get Down. Although not much is known about this new project, it’s expected Lee Sung Jin, who is also the writer, will provide more information in the coming days. ~ Fatma Ozen


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  1. Seriously? • May 2, 2019 @ 12:33 PM

    Oh, the lameness!

  2. Shay • May 2, 2019 @ 12:34 PM

    That kid looks like his brains are fried from too many drugs. Didn’t he move out of home when he was like 13 to get his own apartment?

  3. Christopher • May 4, 2019 @ 2:40 PM

    “Season 1 will explore the Ego through an “alternate reality Kanye West.”

    Well, who would know the concept of ‘ego’ better than the living embodiment of narcissism himself, Mr. Kanye West?

  4. Cat • May 4, 2019 @ 5:58 PM

    Can’t stand either of them so thats one off my “gotta watch” tv coming up on showtime.

  5. Snepts • May 4, 2019 @ 10:21 PM

    Should be brilliant, especially if he gets Donald Trump to appear.

  6. Proofreader • May 15, 2019 @ 3:16 PM

    He’s a little puke just like (and because of) his old man.

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