ABC offers up more wives with The Astronaut Wives Club

ABC offers up more wives with The Astronaut Wives Club

Possibly hoping to cash in on the success of Gravity—or feeling weirdly nostalgic for Apollo 13—ABC is set to develop a new show called The Astronaut Wives Club. Stephanie Savage, one of the co-creators of Gossip Girl, will write the adaptation of Lily Koppel’s best-selling novel. According to Deadline, the project will be a “limited drama series” that's being fast-tracked for a possible February or March premiere. Set in the 1960s, yet with a “modern feel,” it follows the wives of NASA’s early astronauts. In other words, the show is basically Mad Men: In Space, although without actual space and more nervous exchanges between repressed women.