Erica Durance, best known for her role as Lois Lane in Smallville, has joined the cast of Supergirl and will play Alura in Season 3.
The actress will appear as Kara’s mother in a recurring arc, taking over for Laura Benanti, who “was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in NY,” according to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.
“We are so blessed that Erica has come aboard to offer her own interpretation of Kara’s mother,” Kreisberg added. “We had tremendous success with a former Lois Lane last season with Teri Hatcher. We know Erica will continue the proud tradition of legacy actors joining our shows and creating new and exciting takes on classic DC characters.”
In addition to her role in Smallville, Durance is also known for her role as Dr. Alex Reid in the medial drama series Saving Hope.