TENDERFOOT TV ACQUIRES “TRUER CRIME” SERIES IN FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH CREATOR AND HOST, CELISIA STANTON
Beloved Series Returns With Three Prequel Episodes on December 15; Additional Projects to be Released Under Tenderfoot Umbrella by Stanton in 2024
Listen to Series Trailer HERE
WHAT: Critically acclaimed true crime podcast, “Truer Crime,” has been acquired by podcast powerhouse, Tenderfoot TV. Beginning today, creator, writer and host Celisia Stanton will return for a three-episode “Truer Crime” prequel series in advance of season two slated for Spring 2024.
Additional projects between Stanton and Tenderfoot TV will be announced throughout the year. Most recently, Stanton hosted “The Vanishing Point,” a spinoff of Tenderfoot TV’s tentpole series, “Up and Vanished,” which was released in October.
Series description: Do you ever listen to a true crime podcast and think “that’s not quite right…?” Same. Crime stories are hard to ignore and even harder to forget. But the thing is… they’re stories. And getting a story right is all about how you tell it. Truer Crime talks about real people — murdered, missing, misled — with more nuance, more context, and more questions. Hosted by Celisia Stanton.
The prequel episodes will cover three cases:
- Mindy Dodd who was the subject of a 2015 episode of the true-crime series, Snapped. A classic story of a housewife who, pushed too far, arranged to have her husband murdered, but Celisia will re-examine that simple narrative through interviews with Mindy herself.
- Tamla Horsford who was found dead in the Fall of 2018, in the once all-white Forsyth County, GA. Celisia will unpack the history of Forsyth alongside the life and eventual death of Tamla, examining what happens when a Black woman and a county with a racist past collide.
- Sam Mandez, a man who’s spent more than half his life in solitary confinement for a crime committed at just 14-years-old. Celisia will delve into Sam’s story, beginning where a lot of other true crime stories end – in prison.
WHEN + WHERE: Three new prequel episodes of “Truer Crime” will premiere across all podcast platforms on December 15. Tenderfoot+ subscribers can listen ad-free to the episodes.
WHO: Celisia Stanton, Host, “Truer Crime” and “The Vanishing Point”
For years, like you — or at least someone you know — Celisia kept coming back to this captivating yet questionable genre: true crime. Then 2020 hit. And in the middle of the pandemic, she was the victim of a huge financial scheme, one that defrauded her of tens of thousands of dollars. Suddenly, she was learning firsthand what the ‘justice’ in ‘criminal justice’ really meant. She found it was easy to criticize true crime as sick entertainment, but she couldn’t deny that the way these stories are told has a profound impact on how we view our world. So she didn’t think the answer was to stop telling them. In fact, she thought we needed to go deeper. So, she created her podcast Truer Crime to do just that. Aside from podcasting, she’s a wedding + portrait photographer, high school debate coach, and mother to three cats (Piedmont, Jean Jacques, and Newton).
Series trailer HERE
Key art HERE
Host headshot HERE
What others have said about “Truer Crime”:
“In a genre with far too many false narratives, Stanton stands out by revealing the truth of crime in America and getting at the heart of those most victimized by systems that exacerbate the violence.” – Mashable
“In Truer Crime, host Celisia Stanton is dedicated to…true crime stories as they should be told, with extra research to back them up.” – POPSUGAR
ABOUT TENDERFOOT TV: A leader in premium podcast content, Tenderfoot TV was founded by Atlanta director and independent filmmaker, Payne Lindsey, and music industry veteran, Donald Albright. The 2016 launch of the award-winning true-crime podcast, “Up and Vanished,” marked Tenderfoot’s entry and ascension in podcasting. The viral sensation became an international news story after influencing two arrests in a decade-old cold case and receiving over 450 million downloads across three seasons. Tenderfoot has since created additional breakthrough podcasts including the critically acclaimed “Atlanta Monster,” “The MLK Tapes,” “Radio Rental” starring Rainn Wilson, and 2019’s AP Podcast of the year, “To Live and Die in LA.” With over 800 million downloads to date, Tenderfoot continues to develop fiction and nonfiction projects as podcasts, and has expanded into TV and film, airing the first season of “Up and Vanished” (TV series) on the Oxygen network in 2020. Having collaborated with the likes of HBO, Netflix, iHeart, Audible, Cadence13, QCode, Spotify, and Issa Rae’s label Raedio, Tenderfoot has become the premiere creative hub for podcasting, and aims to be a leader in multi-platform storytelling. Visit tenderfoot.tv for more company information.