Kanye West is pulling the extremely Kanye move of developing a series based on his own life with Jaden Smith set to play the younger version of the self-loving rapper.
Deadline reports that the series will be part of a Showtime anthology called Omniverse which is set in an alternate reality.
It will be executive produced by Kanye (duh), Smith, Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, and Westbrook Studios.
Written by Lee Sung Jin (Undone), season one “explores the Ego through an alternate reality Kanye West,” the publication reports.
“I’m honoured 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.”
It’s likely that the series will be set in Chicago as this is where Kanye famously grew up and got his start in music but considering it’s all going down in an ~alternate reality~, I guess anything goes.
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