Smallville alum Erica Durance is returning to the DC Universe.
The actress is set to replace Laura Benanti in the role of Alura, birth mother to Kara Zor-El, in Season 3 of Supergirl. She will have a recurring role on the show beginning this Fall.
"Unfortunately Laura, who Greg [Berlanti] and I have worked with for years going back to Eli Stone, was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in New York," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. "But we are so blessed that Erica has come aboard to offer her own interpretation of Kara's mother. 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."
Durance starred as Lois Lane for more than 140 episodes on Smallville. She would debut in Season 4 and would be promoted to a series regular in Seasons 5 through 10.
Starring Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Katie McGrath and Odette Annable, Supergirl returns Monday, October 9th at 8pm.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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