Ken Faier and Steve Couture are teaming up to launch Epic Storyworlds. The Canadian company, based in the province of Québec, will serve global audiences with properties spanning television, digital, gaming and consumer products.
Epic Storyworlds has already locked in its first greenlight from CBC, which picked up animated action-comedy Dex and the Humanimals (pictured) for its TOU.TV platform. Dex targets kids six to 11 and follows along as its titular hero tries to save a high-tech world populated by human-animal hybrids. The series is in production and co-financed with assistance from the Shaw Rocket Fund, CMF and Québec City.
Moving forward, Epic Storyworlds will focus on building interactive kid-focused franchises. The prodco’s digital and gaming efforts will be led by Couture, who previously served as CEO of Québec-based digital entertainment studio Frima, where he helped the company build a client base that includes The LEGO Group, Mattel, Microsoft and Ubisoft.
Epic Storyworlds is a sister company to Faier’s Toronto-based content creator/distributor Epic Story Media, which focuses on developing original properties and brand management. A former SVP and executive producer at DHX Media (now WildBrain), Faier left the company in 2017 to form Epic Story Media.