BBC America has released the second trailer for Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, the four-part mini-series that debuts Sunday, January 29 at 10 PM ET. Dominic Cooper stars as James Bond creator Ian Fleming, a womanizer living off of his family fortune just before World War II begins. The story follows his time as a spy for Naval Intelligence, where he discovers his true talent as a writer. Plus, we have two photos from the upcoming mini-series, co-starring Anna Chancellor, Rupert Evans and Lesley Manville.
Set at the outbreak of WWII - mischievous playboy Ian Fleming is untroubled by the specter of impending war - chasing women, collecting rare books and living off his family fortune. Forever in the shadow of his brother Peter (Rupert Evans, World Without End), and an eternal disappointment to his formidable mother Eve (Lesley Manville, 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's recruited by the Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral John Godfrey (Samuel West, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), to help in the effort against the Nazis. Suddenly, Fleming finds his chance to shine and prove his worth.
At first, Fleming is 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 (Anna Chancellor, The Hour), Fleming's ability to spin a tale makes him a perfect fit for espionage and quickly takes him from pushing paper to stealing secrets.