Desmond Harrington has joined the cast of ABC's upcoming series Astronaut Wives Club, TVGuide.com has learned.
The summer drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race.
The Dexter alum will play Alan Shepard, one of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the first American in space. He is competitive, steely, and has a wry sense of humor. Despite a playboy reputation, he and his wife Louise have been married for years.
The network recently ordered 10 episodes of the project from Gossip Girl producer Stephanie Savage, who will write and executive-produce alongside Fake Empire's Josh Schwartz and Len Goldstein as well as Groundswell's Michael London.
Harrington's casting marks a reunion with Savage, who he worked with on Gossip Girl, in which he portrayed Jack Bass. The series also stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle and Odette Annable.
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