Watch an Extended Trailer for BBC America’s ‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’

Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver in "Fleming" (Photo: BBC America/Sky Atlantic) Biographical drama Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond will premiere as part of BBC America’s Dramaville block beginning January 29.

The story follows the life of Ian Fleming, author of the famous James Bond novels, who was also a World War II spy, and a notorious playboy in his own right. (It’s said he used a bit of his personal life as inspiration for Bond.)

Previously we had a brief teaser snippet promoting the series that showed us basically nothing, other than that, hey, Dominic Cooper exists and is in this show. Luckily, we now have an extended look at the four-part co-production between BBC America and Sky Atlantic. 

Cooper stars as Fleming, a man who is described by the series’ press release as “a charming, sophisticated maverick whose dilettanti, pleasure seeking life was turned around by WWII and led to the creation of the best known spy the world has ever known.” Sherlock star Lara Pulver, adding another infamous woman to her resume, plays Ann O’Neill, a society figure who had a longterm on-again/off-again relationship with Fleming, before becoming his wife in 1952. 

Watch the trailer for yourselves below: 

Other familiar faces you can expect to see in Fleming include The Hour’s Anna Chancellor, The Tudors’ Annabelle Wallis, Hellboy’s Rupert EvansThe Borgias’ Camilla Rutherford and Mr. Selfridge’s Samuel West.

Thoughts on the trailer? Does this look like something you’d want to watch? 

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