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Jaden Smith set to play young Kanye West in new Showtime TV series

The Karate Kid

Story by Jack Foley

JADEN Smith is being lined up to play a young Kanye West in a new TV series being developed at Showtime.

Ominverse is being billed as a limited half-hour anthology series ‘examining the many doors of perception’.

The first season, which has been commissioned for a pilot, would explore ego through the alternative reality of controversial rapper West. Beyond that, any further plot details have been kept under wraps.

But the script has been penned by writer Lee Sung Jin, whose comedy credits include Silicon Valley, Netflix newcomer Tuca & Bertie and the upcoming Amazon animated series Undone.

West himself would serve as executive producer, in what would be his foray into TV.

Jaden’s film credits include the remake of The Karate Kid, After Earth (alongside Will Smith) and The Day The Earth Stood Still alongside Keanu Reeves.