John Leguizamo's original drama, The Kill Pit, has been given the green light from Spike TV, produced through Lionsgate and Mandeville.

The mini-series follows a bank heist that goes terribly awry and the hostage negotiations that ensue, all over a period of a couple days. The Hollywood Reporter adds Leguizamo will play the leader of the robbers, who happens to be a team of U.S. soldiers who recently returned from serving in Iraq.

Look for The Kill Pit to air late this fall on Spike TV.