CANAL+, Quebecor Content & STUDIOCANAL Team for New Drama


STUDIOCANAL is collaborating with CANAL+ and Quebecor Content for The Night Logan Woke Up, which marks Xavier Dolan’s first drama series.

The Night Logan Woke Up is a psychological thriller adapted from Michel Marc Bouchard’s eponymous theater production. Dolan will both write and direct the series, which he will also produce along with Nanoby’s Nancy Grant and Jasmyrh Lemoine. 

The drama will star original cast members from the 2019 play, including Julie Le Breton, Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Éric Bruneau and Patrick Hivon, along with Dolan and Julianne Côté. 

Dolan has won a number of awards for his work as a director, screenwriter, actor and editor, including the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Mommy and the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for It’s Only the End of the World. He has also won several Canadian Screen and César Awards.

STUDIOCANAL will hold international distribution rights. Javi Hernandez and Harry Grivakis of VVS Films brokered the deals on behalf of the filmmakers and will serve as executive producers.   

Francoise Guyonnet, executive managing director for TV series at STUDIOCANAL, said, “We are truly honored to be able to offer our partners the very first drama series by Xavier Dolan, one of the world’s best modern filmmakers. Xavier Dolan tells deeply human stories with a unique voice and has an ability to create real relationships on screen. Alongside Quebecor Content and CANAL+ Creation Originale, we are very proud to bring this new, prestigious series to viewers throughout the world.”