‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’ Premiere Date Announced by BBC America [+ Photos]

Fleming - The Man Who Would Be Bond

The four-part mini-series Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond will debut on BBC America starting on Wednesday, January 29 at 10 PM as part of the network’s Dramaville programming.

Actor Dominic Cooper (‘Mama Mia’ and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’) will star as Ian Fleming, the creator of the greatest spy the world has ever known: James Bond, 007 himself. The mini-series will be set at the outbreak of WWI with charming and sophisticated maverick Fleming untroubled by the specter of the impending war, as he chases women, collects rare books and lives off his family fortune.

Forever in the shadow of his brother Peter (actor Rupert Evans, ‘World Without End’), and being an eternal disappointment to his formidable mother Eve (actress Lesley Manville from the upcoming box office film ‘Maleficent’), Fleming dreams of becoming the “ultimate” man – a hero, a lover, a brute and the one who always gets the girl. He is finally given some direction in his life when he is recruited by the Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral John Godfrey (actor Samuel West), to help in the efforts against the Nazis. Suddenly, Fleming finds his chance to shine and prove his worth.

At first, Fleming’s inclined to treat his new job in Naval Intelligence as a big adventure. But as he encounters the shocking consequences and challenges of war, he learns where his talents lie. With the somewhat skeptical support of tough-cookie Lieutenant Monday (actress Anna Chancellor), Fleming’s ability to spin a tale makes him a perfect fit for espionage and quickly takes him from pushing paper to stealing secrets.

‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’ will, again, debut on BBC America on January 29 at 10/9c.

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