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Steven S. DeKnight was a producer, writer, and director for Smallville.


DeKnight wrote the following episodes:

Season Four

Season Five

Season Six

DeKnight also directed several episodes:

Season Four

Season Six


  • Steven S. Deknight is one of the few people who have both written and directed episodes of Smallville.
  • The two episodes he directed were also episodes that he had written: Ageless and Justice.
  • Justice is the highest rated episode in the history of Smallville (9.77/10) [1]
  • Ageless was the third lowest rated episode of Season 4 (8.85/10).[2]
  • Steven S. DeKnight notes on the Splinter commentary that Smallville was the third show that he had worked on with actor James Marsters when both started working on the show with Marsters' first episode with DeKnight, Thirst. The first show that they worked on was Buffy the Vampire Slayer and then its spin-off show, Angel. DeKnight joked that by this coincidence that he was "stalking" Marsters through each show he was on. 
  • After Justice, a spin-off series in which Oliver led the Justice League made it into early development. DeKnight, who wrote and directed the episode, was to have been showrunner. [3]


  • After Smallville, Steven S. DeKnight went on the serve as showrunner (along with being a director and writer) for the first season of the Netflix series, Daredevil, based on the Marvel Comics character.


Steven S. DeKnight: I swear, that exploding baby on Smallville wasn't my idea![4]

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