Kanye West and Jaden Smith are teaming up for a new limited anthology series on Showtime s called “Omniverse.” West will be one of the executive producers, and it’ll be produced by Smith’s company Westbrook Studios.
Not only that, Smith will be playing a young West who lives in an alternate reality, and it’s said within the 30-minute episodes “the many doors of perception” will be examined. The first season will also explore West’s ego in that altered world.
“Omniverse” marks West’s first major scripted television project, and it’ll also be produced by Scooter Braun, through his company SB Productions, as well as Lee Sung Jin, who’s also the writer.
“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 Jin.
“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,” he added.
It can easily be said that West has influenced Smith both in fashion and music. Take Smith’s 2017 track “Watch Me,” for example, and you’ll notice that it sounds just like West’s 2013 cut “Black Skinhead.”
It’s also been reported the two used to hang out, but that stopped when Smith’s music started getting more popular. At least that’s what Smith claimed.
“[My relationship with Drake, Kanye, and Donald Glover has really changed. I always felt like little homie before and that allowed me in all of their circles,” he told Complex last year. “But now that I’m on the charts next to them, I’m not really little homie anymore.”
“It’s more like ‘You can’t hang out with us anymore. We didn’t know you were making an album this whole time,'” added Smith. “‘We thought you were just little homie giving us free water and sh-t. You’re not really cool with us anymore.'”
As for “Omniverse,” the show is still in development and the premiere date has yet to be released.