WATCH: First Look at BBC AMERICA’s ‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’

Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver in Sky Atlantic and BBC AMERICA's 'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond' (Photo: Sky Atlantic/BBC AMERICA)

Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver in Sky Atlantic and BBC AMERICA’s ‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’ (Photo: Sky Atlantic/BBC AMERICA)

A very brief first official teaser has been released for Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, a co-production between Sky Atlantic and BBC AMERICA set for a 2014 premiere. Dominic Cooper stars as Ian Fleming in the four-part drama that dramatizes the James Bond creator’s years as a young man “whose real life was as exciting, eventful and sexually charged as his famous creation.” Sherlock fan favorite Lara Pulver co-stars as Ann O’Neill, a proto-Bond girl who is described as “an elegant Baronness whose wartime meeting with Fleming was to alter the course of the rest of both their lives.”

Here’s a first look via Sky Atlantic:

Here are two more snaps, released today (July 1) by BBC AMERICA:

Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver in BBC AMERICA's 'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond' (Photo: Ecosse/Sky Atlantic/BBC Worldwide)

Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver in BBC AMERICA’s ‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’ (Photo: Ecosse/Sky Atlantic/BBC Worldwide)

Dominic Cooper in BBC AMERICA's 'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond' (Photo: Ecosse/Sky Atlantic/BBC Worldwide)

Dominic Cooper in BBC AMERICA’s ‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’ (Photo: Ecosse/Sky Atlantic/BBC Worldwide)

Also featured in Fleming‘s ensemble are Lesley Manville, Rupert Evans, Tudors actress Annabelle Wallis, Samuel West, and The Hour‘s Anna Chancellor.

Pulver says this of her new role: “I am thrilled to be playing Ann, a real life high society siren worthy of Fleming’s finest fictional femme fatales. In extraordinary times Ann had the ear of politicians as powerful as Churchill and counted artists like Lucian Freud among her friends, yet was consumed by a torrid romance with the great Ian Fleming; a twisted and passionate love that would last the rest of their lives.”

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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