Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith has been cast as a young alternate reality version of rapper Kanye West in a new limited half-hour anthology series for Showtime.
The series reportedly “examines the many doors of perception, with the first season set to focus on ego through the alternate reality form of West”.
West himself is developing the series and hand selected Smith for the role which is also being developed by Scooter Braun and Lee Sung Jin (“Silicon Valley”). Only a pilot has been commissioned thus far and if picked up would mark the network’s first anthology series in well over a decade.
West, Braun, Smith, Jin along with James Shin, Scott Manson and Miguel Melendez will all executive produce.
Source: The Live Feed