Spike lights pilot on 'S.I.S.'


Keith David is set to star in Spike TV's two-hour backdoor pilot "S.I.S."

"S.I.S.," from Sony Pictures TV and Original Films, centers on a five-man elite secretive police unit -- SIS, or Special Investigation Squad -- within the LAPD that tackles major crimes and major criminals.

David will play assistant chief Joseph Armstrong, head of the secret squad.

Omari Hardwick, Matt Nable, Peter Stebbings and Colleen Porch already have been cast as the other members of the unit.

John Herzfeld, who penned the pilot, will direct as well as executive produce with Neal Moritz and Vivian Cannon.

David, seen in the feature "First Sunday," is repped by Stone Manners and manager Josh Silver.