After studying in the UK (BA English Lit, Film & Theatre/Reading University and MA in Film/ TV production/ Bristol University) Nikolaus participated in several theatre productions at the Schauspielhaus Zürich and the Burgtheater Vienna. From 2010 on he worked in script development at the Berlin-based production company X Filme Creative Pool GmbH before enrolling in the Serial Eyes programme. Since graduating in 2015, Nikolaus has been working as a freelance scriptwriter in German and English. This has included work for new ARD legal show Die Heiland and season two of the acclaimed drama 4 Blocks. He is also the head writer of the ZDF web series Just Push Abuba, which he created together with Serial Eyes alumni Jana Burbach and Wiktor Piatkowski.