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We can never get enough of seeing our stories on the big and small screens. Up next is Ben Cory Jones’ Candy, a one-hour political based drama that’s currently in development with Bravo TV.

According to Deadline, the plot centers on the youngest and first African American female mayor as she navigates the treacherous political terrains of one of America’s most violent and poorest cities while balancing her marriage and an illicit affair. The city, the school system, a group of disenfranchised high schoolers and the show’s leading lady. Candy are all in varying degrees of crisis.

Jones is currently a writer on fan favorites Insecure and Underground. With these heavyweights on his resume, we’re already excited about the stories to come – an enthusiasm that the writer shares with us.

“I’m super excited about this show and to be working with Universal Cable Productions. I’m really excited to bring a complicated, unique, interesting, young Black female character to the world,” Jones reveals to EBONY. “We’ve been developing this script for a while and it’s great to be adding to the landscape a young Black woman as the lead of this show in a way that you’ve never seen before.”

Here’s to wishing Ben and crew a great roll-out!


Melissa Kimble is the Senior Social Media Manager for the EBONY brand. An advocate for Black Creatives via #blkcreatives, you can connect with her on Twitter at @Melissa_Kimble.



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