Kanye West Recruits Jaden Smith to Play His Younger Self on New TV Series
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'Omniverse', which is described as 'a limited half-hour anthology series', will have the Stronger hitmaker serving as executive producer alongside the 'After Earth' actor and Scooter Braun.

AceShowbiz - Kanye West has recruited actor/rapper Jaden Smith to play a younger version of himself in a new TV drama series.

The scripted show, titled "Omniverse", is described as "a limited half-hour anthology series examining the many doors of perception".

According to U.S. network officials at Showtime, who have optioned the project, season one "explores the Ego through an alternate reality Kanye West".

The "Power" hitmaker will serve as an executive producer on the show - his first major foray into TV, alongside music manager Scooter Braun, Will Smith's son, and series writer Lee Sung Jin.

Jaden, 20, previously starred in "The Karate Kid" movie remake, "After Earth", and "Life in a Year", while also featured in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series "The Get Down".

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