‘Dexter’ Star Desmond Harrington Joins ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

Harrington will play Alan Shepherd in ABC miniseries

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Desmond Harrington has signed on for ABC’s upcoming 10-episode miniseries “The Astronaut Wives Club.”

Harrington, who played Det. Joseph Quinn on the Showtime drama “Dexter,” will play Alan Shepherd, the first American in space. Described as competitive and steely with a wry sense of humor, Shepherd has a playboy reputation, but has been married to his wife Louise for 53 years.

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JoAnna Garcia, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle and Odette Annable have also been cast in the miniseries, which is from ABC Studios and will film on location in Houston.

Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,” “The O.C.”) is writing and executive producing. Josh Schwartz, Len Goldstein, Michael London and Janice Williams are also executive producing.

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Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”) is directing the pilot.


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