Telegraph’s team of master storytellers are teaming up with Tenderfoot TV to bring the world a new podcast series: Down Range, a narrative docuseries that tells the stories of the brave men and women of the U.S. Special Forces.
Set to launch in the fall, Down Range will drop listeners into real-life war scenarios through firsthand narration and immersive sound design, with bullets whistling through the air and sonic boom explosions delivering a sensory glimpse into the chaos of the battlefield.
The team behind the project is an ideal mix of American warriors, creatives and storytellers. Former Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke, who will soon be starring alongside Chris Pratt in Amazon’s TV series adaptation of the hit novel Terminal List, will host the podcast alongside co-host and former Army Ranger Rich Choppa, who is also a former Ballistics Executive for Boeing. Together, the two have more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. armed forces. Working in conjunction with the hosts is Down Range Executive Producer Darren McBurnett—a 24-year-old Navy SEAL veteran, author and motivational speaker.
Telegraph’s team is working alongside Tenderfoot TV to produce the series on the creative side—doing everything from brand creation to website development. Tenderfoot, a podcasting juggernaut, has a long track record of producing groundbreaking content, including chart-topping successes like Up and Vanished, To Live and Die in LA and Atlanta Monster, among others. In total, their series have been downloaded more than 600 million times.
“Tenderfoot is at the top of the podcasting game, having produced numerous podcasts that immediately shot to No. 1 on the charts,” said Telegraph CEO Cliff Sims. “Our partnership with them allows us to do this just like we do everything else: at the very highest level.”
Venturing into podcasting is a natural fit for Telegraph Creative, too. “Storytelling is at the core of who we are, and we take a much more entrepreneurial approach than other agencies,” Sims continued. “So while this isn’t traditional ‘client work,’ it’s still right in our wheelhouse.”
This riveting new series is set to launch in the fall. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!