‘Fleming’ trailer is as mysterious as Bond

Not many authors deserve a TV series about them, but Ian Fleming is an exception. We don’t learn much in the trailer for Fleming other than that there is a TV channel called Sky Atlantic HD. Unfortunately it’s only in UK and Ireland, so get your bootlegs ready, America.

Ian Fleming isn’t just some schmuck who sat behind a typewriter and punched those keys. The character of Bond is based in part on his experience in counter-intelligence and as a journalist. Think Goldeneye is 100% fictional? Nope. It was nothing like the movie, but it was the name of a real WWII plan.

The four-part mini-series Fleming is a “look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.” It stars Dominic Cooper as Ian Fleming as well as Lara Pulver (DaVinci’s Demons) and a bunch of people of whom I’ve never heard.