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.