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.