His new job is a high profile one -- as reported by Deadline, he'll be working as showrunner and head writer on NBC's upcoming series "Dracula."
The 10-episode drama, which was given a straight-to-series order in July, was created by Cole Haddon and will star Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the titular vampire. The show's a US/UK co-production that will air in Britain on Sky Living.
"Dracula" is set in London at the turn of the century, with the vampire arriving in Victorian English posing as an American entrepreneur looking for revenge against those who ruined his life centuries before. He falls in love with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his late wife.
In 2010, Knauf was brought on to write a TV miniseries adaptation of Trent Reznor's music and game project "Year Zero," which was in development at HBO and BBC Worldwide. "Carnivàle," Knauf's gorgeous and completely bewildering supernatural period drama starring Nick Stahl and Clancy Brown as apparent incarnations of good and evil wandering through the 1930s Dust Bowl, ran two seasons on HBO from 2003 through 2005. He's proven himself to have an interesting eye for gothic tales, so he's certainly a promising addition to NBC's project.