Steven S. DeKnight

Steven S. DeKnight

Highest Rated: 67% Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)

Lowest Rated: 42% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Millville, New Jersey, USA

Steven S. DeKnight is a writer, director, and producer who specializes in fantasy-themed television. From a working class New Jersey background, the smooth-headed creator has a web of tribal tattoos that cover his arms, making him resemble a character in his most successful creation, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." After a long apprenticeship writing, producing, and directing on the Joss Whedon shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," DeKnight created his version of the ancient story of Spartacus for the Starz Network in 2010. Like "Buffy" and "Angel" (as well as the series "Smallville," which DeKnight wrote and produced for as well) "Spartacus" is a serial drama that stretches its story across the entire season. The show was an international success, but when its star, Andy Whitfield, developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma, pre-production was forced to cease on the show's second season. DeKnight instead wrote and produced a six-episode prequel to the series, which did not feature the Spartacus character, entitled "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" for 2011.




42% 38% Pacific Rim Uprising Director,
$59.2M 2018
67% 61% Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show Self - 2014


40% 73% Jupiter's Legacy Executive Producer 2021
92% 88% Marvel's Daredevil Executive Producer 2015-2016
No Score Yet 86% Spartacus: Blood and Sand Creator,
78% 68% Smallville Director,
No Score Yet 88% Angel Director,
83% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Writer 2001-2002
25% No Score Yet Viva Laughlin Writer
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Spartacus Writer