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Actress Erica Durance will replace actress Laura Benanti in the TV show “Supergirl” for the upcoming third season. Benanti played Alura, the mother of Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El. She won’t return for the next outing as she is being replaced by Durance, who portrayed Lois Lane on the Superman series “Smallville”, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

“Unfortunately Laura, who Greg Berlanti (writer) 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,” Kreisberg added.

First Published | 9 July 2017 8:16 PM
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