Ben Corey Jones

Ben Corey Jones

*Bravo is currently in development on “Candy,” a one-hour drama from Ben Cory Jones, currently a writer on HBO’s “Insecure” and WGN America’s “Underground,” reports 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 Candy are all in varying degrees of crisis, putting her and the city’s future in jeopardy. She will either become a player on the big stage, or die trying.

Ross Fineman (Amazon’s “Goliath”) is executive producing the project, which hails from Universal Cable Productions.

Jones also produced the Broad Green Pictures comedy “Step Sisters,” directed by “Drumline’s” Charles Stone III, which is set for release later this year.