Supergirl Casts Smallville’s Erica Durance as Alura for S3

Taking over for Laura Benanti.

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.


Erica Durance, photo credit JSquared Photography

“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.

Supergirl returns this fall on The CW for its third season, which will star Odette Annable as Season 3’s main villain, Reign. For more on Supergirl, read IGN’s review of Season 2.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his YouTube channel.

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