Another leading lady has enlisted on ABC’s anticipated summer drama ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ as ‘House’ alum Odette Annable will join in on the space age action.
Set in the 1960s, the period drama tells the real story of the women surrounding famed American male heroes during the peak of the space race. Annable will play Trudy Cooper, the wife of Gordo Cooper, and the youngest of women dubbed "astrowives." She is a self-described tomboy with ambition and aspirations, and is a pilot to her own credit as well.
Of course, in the 60s, a young, beautiful woman with such ideas causes waves, and Trudy stirs up drama not only with her husband, but the other wives as well, who is it assumed are content with being wives and mothers.
This marks a return to ABC for Annable, who worked previously on ‘October Road’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters.’ The actress also has past credits that include lengthy runs on ‘Breaking In’ and ‘Banshee.’
‘Astronaut Wives Club’ is led by showrunner Stephanie Savage, who most notably created ‘Gossip Girl,’ and based on the best-selling novel by Lily Koppel.
Annable will join the club that already includes JoAnna Garcia Swisher, who will play the wholesome and clairvoyant Betty, as well as Azure Parsons, and Zoe Boyle.
The 10-episode drama, which was taken to series less than two weeks after a pilot was ordered, will air later this coming summer.