Erica Durance Joins “Supergirl” Season 3 in Recast Role

The Hollywood Reporter has discovered that former Lois Lane, Erica Durance will join the cast of “Supergirl” for Season 3… in a surprise recasting of a major role.

Durance, who played Lois Lane on the “Smallville” TV series for than 140 episodes, will join the “Supergirl” cast as Alura, Kara’s mother, replacing Laura Benanti in the role.

“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.”

“Supergirl” Season 3 premieres on Monday, October 9, at 8.00pm on The CW.

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s-shield
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Maybe Tom can come in and play Zor-El at some point?

spidey2878
Guest

Excellent news!
Erica was an excellent Lois Lane, and I’m sure she will play an excellent Alura as well. Maybe Tom Welling can play her father, or maybe even Jor-el in a flashback.

Sven-El
Member

I’d also say Tom would be a good choice for The Eradicator.I would have also suggested Connor Kent, but he’s a little old at this point.

MattComics
Member

Despite being stuck in the interminable “no tights. no flights” show I enjoyed her performance as Lois Lane sometimes even despite the scripts themselves especially once they got her from being the local brat to being a reporter.

Having to re-cast part for a tv show that has already been established by another actor is always an awkward situation but I think she’ll do a great job with it even it may comes off different from what the previous actress did.

sundevil82
Member

Teri Hatcher and Erica Durance were always my two favorite Los Lanes. They transcending the quality of their respective shows along with the two leads.

spidey2878
Guest
It is true that it would be awkward considering that the actress who played supergirl’s mom also played her aunt in most of season one. And since she played an identical twin, I’m wondering how they will explain why she looks different. She might be playing a younger version of that same character. I do know that recasting has been done before in previous superman TV related series. The actor who played Jimmy Olsen was replaced in Lois and Clark the new adventures of Superman. I think in that same show the actor who played superman’s father Jor-el was replaced.Gerard… Read more »
spidey2878
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I’m not sure if Smallville had any recasting done during its run. May be a minor character like a super villain?

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