'Supergirl' Casts 'Smallville' Star Erica Durance in a Surprising Role

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We are thrilled to announce that Erica Durance (Smallville, Saving Hope) has been cast in a recurring arc on Supergirl but with a surprising twist: She will be taking over the role of Alura Zor-El from Laura Benanti.

“Unfortunately Laura, who Greg 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,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

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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,” he said.

Durance is known for her role as Lois Lane on Smallville. She also just wrapped production on the television series, Saving Hope.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Odette Annable will be joining The CW's superhero drama as a series regular in the role of the villain, Reign. Her character is the leader of the World Killers, who are genetically engineered Kryptonian weapons.

Like Supergirl, Reign has superhuman strength, speed and the ability to fly. Fans will not be surprised by Annable's character, since the series teased Reign's arrival in the second season finale.

This article was originally published by our partners at www.comicbook.com and modified by Womanista.

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