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Jaden Smith cast as young Kanye West in an alternate reality series for Showtime

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Jaden Smith, left, will play Kanye West in a Showtime series called “Omniverse.”
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Kanye West is headed to the small screen. Well, a version of him is, at least.

The musician is working with Showtime on “Omniverse,” which is being described as “a limited half-hour anthology series examining the many doors of perception. Season One explores the Ego through an alternate reality Kanye West.”

Jaden Smith is attached to star as a younger, alternate-reality version of West.

Lee Sung Jin will write the script and serve as executive producer. He is currently a co-executive producer on the Amazon series “Undone” and has worked on Netflix’s “Tuca & Bertie” and HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”

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West and Scooter Braun will also executive produce, with James Shin and Scott Manson of SB Projects, and Smith and Miguel Melendez of Westbrook Studios.

ashley.lee@latimes.com

Twitter: @cashleelee


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