An archive of the work of television writer-producer Daniel Knauf

So here they are, my NoShows--the ones that didn't go. I'll be posting more over the next few months. Are they better than what's on TV? I can't answer that question, as I am obviously biased. All I can say is that each represents a big chunk of my life and the greater measure of my passion. 


Check them out and you be the judge. If you like them, let others in on the fun by posting a link to this site or a review of your favorite NoShow on your social networks. Who knows? With enough heat and chatter and fan-love, maybe these NoShows can become shows after all. 

SLEEPERS

Epic horror-fantasy developed in collaboration with master of horror Wes Craven and inspired by the Dream Cycle mythology of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Stella Carter is a 16 year-old girl who happens to be sole survivor in her suburban community after a devastating global pandemic.

HONEY VICARRO

"The Greatest Show that Never Was." a mockumentary series based on a fictional mid-60s TV show condemned as too outrageous to air.

THE ORDER

Stone killers in Roman collars, the Order of St. Michael is a powerful, secret sect of shadow-warriors charged with averting Armageddon.

BABYLON

A sexy, deliciously over-the-top serial about a coven of latter day witches who are the true power behind the Los Angeles media elite.

SERLING

Grieviously wounded, a young WWII soldier, Pvt. Rod Serling, finds himself trapped in a terrifying Pugatory that, decades later, will inform his art.

DARKFALL

Set in Los Angeles, this "what if" urban fantasy-adventure posits a world in which a cataclysm obliterates technology and activates magic.

THE WOLF MAN

A savage, contemporary reboot of the the seminal Universal horror classic of the same title, offering supernatural thrills and action.

CRUZ

My love note to the swaggering TV private investigators I grew up with. CRUZ is an ode to car-culture and my home town of Los Angeles. 

PHARAOH

A sweeping epic set in ancient Egypt during the reign of the only female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, written in collaboration with John Milius.

DRACULA

A faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's groundbreaking horror novel presented as a four-hour limited series set in the present day.

THE INVISIBLE MAN

This version of the Universal classic explores the psychological dissociation and inevitable moral corruption that would accompany invisibility.