Monday, June 8, 2015

Finally! A TV series I can't wait to watch! The Astronaut Wives Club

When Mad Men left the airwaves, I was teary-eyed.

Not only was I sad to see the characters lives wrapped up so poignantly, I also came to the sad conclusion that the only show I watch on tv had come to an end. (I also watch Downtown Abbey and Call the Midwife -  but both are on hiatus at the moment). I watch very little tv. We got rid of cable years ago. If I'm going to spend time watching tv, it has to be something worth watching. 

So I was thrilled to hear that this great book....

is being turned into AN ABC TV SERIES PREMIERING JUNE 18, 2015!

I have high hopes for this series!

The book, The Astronaut Wives Club  by Lily Koppel, is the story of the women behind America's Mercury Seven astronauts. Launched on death-defying missions, the only thing the general public knew about these women were their brave, young smiles. They became fashion icons, had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine - but few knew the stories behind their picture-perfect lives. Just imagine watching your husband launch into outer space. Now imagine everyone watching you as you watch your husband launch into outer space. as a way to support one another through the inevitable trials and tribulations of life - all intensified by their husband's pioneering careers - these women formed a club. This amazing book tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.

Premiering on THURSDAY, JUNE 18 (8:00–9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC, "The Astronaut Wives Club” is the new television drama series based on the book. Starring JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom; Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter; Dominique McElligott as Louise Shepard; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepard; Bret Harrison as Gordo Cooper; Wilson Bethel as Scott Carpenter; Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton; Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom; Sam Reid as John Glenn and Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra. The first episode was directed by Lone Scherfig, director of the Academy Award®-nominated film “An Education.”

I love the retro styling already, and I'm looking so forward to seeing the stories of these women on the small screen. Check out the trailer and tune in! 


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