Sky Atlantic’s four-part miniseries Fleming will premiere on Wednesday February 12th at 9pm, it has been announced. The series will also be available to download via Sky Go from Wednesday February 5th at 9pm.
Written by John Brownlow and Don Macpherson, Fleming follows the infamous James Bond author from the outbreak of the second world war when a young Fleming was an unsuccessful stockbroker who already had a failed army career behind him and was living off his rich family whilst indulging his passions of alcohol, erotic literature and sexual conquests. But having been forced into Naval Intelligence through family connections, Fleming found a calling. Utilising his vivid imagination, charm and mischievous sense of humour he was responsible for some of the most outrageous counter intelligence missions against the Nazis, full of danger and intrigue, the experience of which would form the basis of the Bond books. The mini-series is being produced by Ecosse Films in association with BBC America and stars Dominic Cooper as Ian Fleming, Lara Pulver as Ann O’Neill, a wealthy London socialite; Annabelle Wallis as Muriel; a love interest for Fleming who would be the inspiration for the first Bond girl; Lesley Manville as Eve Fleming, Ian’s mother; Rupert Evans as Peter Fleming, Ian’s brother; Samuel West as Admiral John Godfrey; the Director of Naval Intelligence; and Anna Chancellor as Lieutenant Monday, Admiral Godfrey’s secretary, who Fleming would use as the inspiration for Moneypenny.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.