Tenderfoot TV acquires Celisia Stanton’s Truer Crime

Hit podcast returns for three-episode prequel series ahead of season two

Independent podcast production company Tenderfoot TV has acquired hit podcast series Truer Crime as part of a first-look deal with producer and writer Celisia Stanton, the company has announced. 

Alongside the acquisition, Truer Crime released a three-part prequel series on Friday last week covering three cases including Mindy Dodd, the subject of 2015 true crime series Snapped featuring interviews with Dodd herself, the death of Tamla Horsford and the racist past of Forsyth County, and Sam Mandez’ life after being convicted at 14 years old. 

The prequel series is available for listeners across all major podcast platforms. Tenderfoot+ subscribers can also listen to the new series ad-free. The subscription service is available through the website and on Apple Podcasts, and includes access to bonus content and early episodes from Tenderfoot TV’s portfolio of podcasts. 

Stanton is the creator and host of Truer Crime and was recently appointed as a producer and writer for Tenderfoot TV in March 2023. Stanton also recently hosted The Vanishing Point for the podcast production company, which is a spinoff of its hit true crime tentpole series Up and Vanished

As part of a first-look deal between Stanton and Tenderfoot TV, additional projects between the two are planned to be announced in the new year. Truer Crime will also be releasing a second season which is slated for Spring 2024, following the success of its first season which launched in 2021. 

Other recent acquisitions that Tenderfoot TV has made include gaining complete ownership over Resonate Originals in November, the podcast division under production services company Resonate Recordings which is behind the production of Up and Vanished. As part of the acquisition, Tenderfoot TV now has ownership of all its originals as well as pending shows and staff located in Florida and Kentucky. 

Tenderfoot TV also recently announced a multi-show partnership agreement with independent production company Campside Media, and has since released investigative documentary podcast series Radical, created in collaboration with iHeartMedia, as part of the deal. The companies also plan to release a companion series in the first quarter of 2024 for a documentary film that Tenderfoot TV and Campside Media are working on in partnership with creative studio Ventureland.