By Sheridan Watson
July 01, 2013 at 01:47 PM EDT

We all know the deal: He was a playboy, a gambler, a spy. No, I’m not talking about the infamous James Bond — I’m talking about the man who created him.

BBC and Sky Atlantic have released the first teaser trailer for the new mini-series Fleming, starring Dominic Cooper as the iconic author. Check it out and see if Ian Fleming can give James Bond a run for his money:

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