Fleming

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

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.

First Look at Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond with Dominic Cooper and Sherlock's Lara Pulver!

The first teaser snippet for upcoming drama Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond has officially arrived – and offers a tantalizing, but incredibly brief look at the upcoming miniseries focused on the life of James Bond author Ian Fleming.

The four-part series, which is a co-production from Sky Atlantic and BBC America, is set to explore the life of the 007 scribe, which was as dramatic as any Bond film. Before he was an author Fleming himself was a spy and notorious playboy, and these experiences provided much of his inspiration for Bond. Get more details and watch the teaser trailer below.

Sherlock’s Lara Pulver: From Irene Adler to Bond Girl (Sort Of)

Sherlock guest star Lara Pulver, who stock has risen considerably in the wake of her turn as an often intriguingly dressed (or not) Irene Adler in A Scandal in Belgravia, will soon star as another rather infamous woman. Pulver has been tapped to portray the wife of James Bond creator Ian Fleming in a new drama for Sky Atlantic.

The new-four part series, tentatively titled Fleming, will explore the life of the 007 scribe, which was frequently as dramatic as any Bond film. According to Variety, the series will be set during World War II when British Naval Intelligence recruited the future author for its undercover campaign against the Nazis. Fleming’s wartime experience provided much of his inspiration for Bond and in true art-imitating-life fashion, Fleming himself was also a bit of a womanizer with a taste for alcohol. (What do you want to bet he liked his martinis shaken, not stirred?)