ABC's Astronaut Wives Club Casts Dexter's Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepherd

Desmond Harrington The Astronaut Wives ClubDesmond Harrington is joining ABC’s new Space Age.

The Dexter alum has landed a series-regular role in ABC’s 10-episode summer series The Astronaut Wives Club, TVLine has learned.

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Set during the height of the space race, Wives follows a tight-knit group of women whose husbands are all — you guessed it — astronauts.

Harrington will play real-life astronaut Alan Shepherd (aka the first American in space). He is competitive, steely, and has a wry sense of humor.

The actor joins an ensemble led by JoAnna Garcia, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle and Odette Annable.

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  1. demoniam says:

    I’ll totally be watching now. Glad he found work so quickly!

  2. Kaycee says:

    I’m not quite sure how they can get longevity out of this project since it’s kind of a biopic. It probably would’ve been better suited as a miniseries

  3. japana says:

    I love this actor. Can’t wait to see him doing other roles too.

  4. Kaycee says:

    Either way, this is a solid cast

  5. Mary Kate says:

    Excited for this series! Looks to be a fun, summer soap!

  6. Jay says:

    Jack Bass

  7. CRV says:

    Jack Bass.

  8. Emily says:

    I am so watching this. I love him in everything he’s done. Great actor. Sounds interesting.

  9. Jared says:

    Desmond and JoAnna Garcia have me watching. Love both of them

  10. goseahawks12 says:

    Glad he found work but was really hoping he was a part of the rumored Dexter spin off.

  11. masterM says:

    I didn’t plan to watch this show but now that he is on board I might reconsider it.