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Jaden Smith will examine the "many doors of perception" as a younger version of Kanye West in "Omniverse."

Showtime is developing a half-hour limited anthology series from executive producer Kanye West. Smith will play an  alternate reality younger version of Kanye West, as the first season explores ego.

Lee Sung Jin (Amazon's "Undone") is attached to write the scripts.  Scooter Braun’s SB Projects and Westbrook Studios are also on board as producers.

"Omniverse" is West's first major television project. Smith has most recently appeared in the film "Skate Kitchen" and the Netflix series "The Get Down." His debut studio album "Syre" came out in 2017, and Smith recently released a three-song collection called "Erys Is Coming."