Epic Story expands with new sister company

Kicking off with Dex and the Humanimals, Epic Storyworlds is founded by Ken Faier and Steve Couture and will focus on interactive franchises.
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Ken Faier and Steve Couture are teaming up to launch Epic Storyworlds. The Quebec-based company will serve global audiences with properties spanning television, digital, gaming and consumer products.

Epic Storyworlds has already locked in its first greenlight from Radio-Canada, 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, Canada Media Fund and Quebec 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 Quebec-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 and 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.

This story originally appeared on Kidscreen