The new Sky Atlantic series based on the life of James Bond author Ian Fleming has been picked up by Netflix. According to reports by Broadcast, the four-part Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond will be available as streaming content once it airs on BBC America this fall. Dominic Cooper is seen below as Fleming with Lara Pulver as Ann Charteris. More details at the Daily Mail here. Meanwhile, I eagerly await news about the new feature film about Ian Fleming by director Duncan Jones (Moon). It has been reported that his project is under way and has secured distribution. Both current projects appear to focus on Fleming's early and wartime years, when he experienced the international intrigue that would later inspire his novels. My concern, which I share with my fellow Fleming followers, is that both bio-pics remain grounded in the facts of the author's truly fascinating life. Two earlier attempts to bring Fleming's story to the small screen were fraught with fiction and inaccuracies. Stay tuned for updates as they arrive. Spy Vibe's Ian Fleming image archive here.
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