The Astronaut Wives Club – ABCThe network behind such sensational hit dramas as Scandal, Desperate Housewives and How To Get Away With Murder are lining up production on their next sure to be hit series and a flurry of casting calls are being announced daily. The Astronaut Wives Club is filming now and the producers and casting directors for this incredible period saga are on the lookout for a number of up and coming talents to be a part of the show. Performers of all ages and types can submit themselves today for consideration for several exciting roles.The Astronaut Wives Club is based on the best selling novel by Lily Koppel and will follow the strong and brave women that stood alongside their astronaut husbands as they achieved worldwide fame and faced the harrowing life and death pressures of space travel. Set during the height of the space race, this gripping series will be an intriguing behind the scenes presentation of an incredible time in American history a la the award-winning Mad Men.The producing power team of Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Hart of Dixie, The Carrie Diaries) are shepherding The Astronaut Wives Club to the airwaves and they have assembled an outstanding cast thus far that includes Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, 24: Live Another Day, Dexter), Odette Annable (House M.D., Banshee, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), Kenneth Mitchell (Switched at Birth, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ghost Whisperer), Erin Cummings (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, Cold Comes the Night), Desmond Harrington (Gossip Girl, The Dark Knight Rises, Rescue Me), Bret Harrison (Breaking In, Reaper, Grounded for Life), Joel Johnstone (Getting On, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Newsroom)and JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Once Upon a Time, Reba, Royal Pains). More parts are still up for grabs for performers of all experience levels. Casting calls for The Astronaut Wives Club are happening now and will continue throughout the season. Aspiring actors can apply today by sending emails to AWCcasting@gmail.com. More audition and production details will be listed here as they become available so check back for more updates and leave a message for in the space below and tell us what you think of the series and why you want to be involved in the casting calls for ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club.