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Kanye West Is Tapping Jaden Smith To Play A Young Kanye In Showtime Series ‘Omniverse’

Showtime has put in development Omniverse, a limited half-hour anthology series from Kanye West, Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Westbrook Studios and writer Lee Sung Jin (Undone), with Jaden Smith attached to star and executive produce.

Written by Lee, Omniverse examines the many doors of perception. Season One explores the Ego through an alternate reality Kanye West. Smith stars as an Alternate Reality Kanye West.

Omniverse is West’s first major foray into television.

Lee, West and Braun executive produce. James Shin and Scott Manson executive produce on behalf of SB Projects, along with Miguel Melendez and Jaden Smith on behalf of Westbrook Studios.

Lee is currently a co-executive producer on Amazon’s Undone. His past credits include Tuca & Bertie and Silicon Valley. Lee’s pilot, Singularity, was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Lee is repped by WME, Grandview Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.

“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,” said Lee. “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.”

 

 

By Denise Petski

 

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